Cloverbuds gently learn project
development and exhibiting
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[August 02, 2019]
aged eight through grade 12 can join a 4-H chapter where they are
given opportunities and encouragement in self-development, some of
it by doing projects, exhibiting and getting positive feedback. In
2016 a new program, Cloverbuds, was introduced for younger children.
This summer children ages
five, six and seven were given
the opportunity to participate in a three-day mini camp held at the
Logan County 4-H Office. The Cloverbuds learned about art, nature,
personal development, science and technology, and more.
The participants could then move forward to work on projects that
would be judged during the Logan County Fair.
There are a number of 4-H chapters in Logan County, which is also
part of a larger grouping under the University of Illinois Extension
as Logan, Menard, Sangamon Counties.
Teen Ambassadors are recruited to help the new underlings learn the
ropes of project development and presentation.
The ambassadors also learn the art of judging, gently asking
Cloverbuds about their projects; how the project was developed, what
was learned, etc. It is a valuable two way learning process for both
the 4-H Ambassador and the Cloverbud.
On Monday afternoon of the fair the novice Cloverbuds presented
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The Teen Ambassadors gain skill at age appropriate
communication, self-esteem building, decision making, critical
thinking, and caring for others.
skills learned in 4-H prepare young people for greater success in
their education, when entering the work place and in social
Youth who are age eight by
September 1, are eligible to become a traditional 4-H member.
You may contact Patty Huffer, Extension Program
Coordinator/4-H Youth Development for the University of Illinois for
further information about the programs:
University of Illinois Extension
980 N. Postville Dr. | Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: (217) 732-8289