Annual volunteer training

2019-2020: Building 4-H Social Emotional Learning Skills

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults learn important life skills. There is increasing recognition that graduating from high school and being prepared for college and career requires a skill set that extends beyond traditional academics. Eight out of ten employers say SEL skills are the most important to success and yet also the hardest skills to find. The overwhelming majority of school administrators (96%), teachers (93%) and parents (81%) believe that SEL is just as important as academic learning.

Volunteers will leave this session with SEL tools and activities, as well as an action plan to imbed SEL skill-building into 4-H programming.

This statewide training is for ALL 4-H youth and adult volunteers in clubs, county and tribal programs, including:

  • project development committees
  • federations
  • leader’s councils
  • other groups

At least one volunteer from each club, program or group must plan on attending, but volunteers are encouraged to come as a team of youth and adults.

See a list of scheduled training dates scheduled (more dates to come). If you don’t see a date for your county or tribal program, you are welcome to register for a training outside of your county. Just call the contact person for that county or click on the county name to visit their website.

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