EL PASO COUNTY 4-H NEWSLETTER
JOANN Mini Grants
JOANN Fabric & Craft is helping 4-H bring more hands-on programs to local communities across the nation to inspire kids to lead lives with their hearts, hands, and minds. The Clovers for Kids campaign monies are now available to Texas 4-H clubs, project groups, and county 4-H programs through a mini-grant program. Mini-grants are designed to help build and support 4-H Fashion and Interior Design project work. This year we are excited to announce that we will be increasing the number of grants to be awarded AND an increase in the amount of the grants. This year we will offer (6) $500 mini-grants and (12) $250 mini-grants.
Guidelines for applying:
- Application must be for the support of a 4-H Club, group, or service project in Texas.
- Funds must be used for building or supporting a 4-H Fashion and Interior Design project.
Examples of such include:
- Purchasing equipment and/or supplies for a community service project
- Purchasing supplies for a Fashion & Interior Design workshop
- Pay for group tour expenses
- Purchase sewing machines for county program
- Funds cannot be used for: • Personal gain or use
The application must be completed online at https://bit.ly/3W7DqGV.
Texas 4-H Foundation Scholarships 2023
The Texas 4-H Scholarship opens on November 1st. This scholarship is open to students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited Texas college or university. Below are important dates to make note of.
2022 Texas 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarship Important Dates:
– November 1, 2022 – Application will be available online
– February 15, 2023, by 11:59 PM – Deadline to Apply
– April 28 – April 30, 2023 – Interviews in College Station
– May 2023 – Award Notifications
– June 6-8, 2023 – Scholarship Banquets in College Station
Click here to access the scholarship portal.
Invitational Quiz Bowl
District 9 is hosting an Invitational Quiz Bowl event on Friday, January 13th in Huntsville. This will be a great opportunity for teams to become more familiar with the event and gain more experience.
- Registration will be conducted via 4-H Online
- Youth will need to register individually
- There must be 4 members per team
- $10.00 per member
- Registration will open on November 30th and close on December 21st
- Late Registration: December 22nd – January 9th – $15.00 per member
For questions regarding the rules/game play, please contact Phoenix Rogers, Kristy Titzman or Tonya Poncik. The information packet is attached to this email.
2022-23 Videography Contest
We are excited to release the information for the 2022-2023 Texas 4-H Videography Contest. Please share with your intermediate and senior 4-H members as well as club and project leaders. Once again, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is graciously providing monetary awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The entry timeline is May 1-15, 2023. Please note there is a new theme for this year’s contest. Complete details are in the attached document, which has also been posted on the Texas 4-H Photography & Videography webpage for future reference. Find full details in the packet attached to this email.
Don’t Miss Out on These Jerky Jackpot Prizes!
Did you know that the Texas 4-H Jerky Jackpot has prizes available for members to receive? When selling bags of jerky, be sure to tell the buyer to leave a 4-H members name and county (ex. Jon Smith, Brazos County) in the box during checkout. Click here to order jerky.
CLOVER by National 4-H Council
Clover by 4-H creates opportunities for all youth with a curriculum from over 100 Universities, interactive hands-on learning opportunities, and the supportive 4-H community – available anytime, anywhere – helping young people discover their passions and build the life skills to thrive. CLOVER by 4-H will launch in early 2023. Click here to sign up to receive updates.
National 4-H Council Board Elects Trustee From Texas
National 4-H Council is pleased to announce the election of Tiffany Atwell, Senior Vice President, Global Government Relations, Ecolab and Texas 4-H Alumni, Trent McKnight, Founder, AgriCorps and Operating Partner, VestedWorld to its Board of Trustees. Ms. Atwell and Mr. McKnight were unanimously elected to the Board of Trustees during National 4-H Council’s most recent meeting on September 15. Read release by clicking here.
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Cyber Bullying Resources and Information
Teens and young adults are connecting and sharing their lives in an increasingly complex digital world. Parents fret about online security, the appropriateness of content, and a kind of harassment they themselves never had to navigate: cyberbullying. No longer confined to school playgrounds and hallways, bullying has been taken to a new level. About 37% of young people are estimated to have been bullied online. Cyberbullying presents a special challenge because parents and teachers feel that they lack the technological knowledge to keep kids safe. The sites, apps, and games young people are using are frequently changing which means cyberbullying can be tough to detect and combat. Below is a link to provide information on the subject:
List of Cyberbullying Resources
4-H Scholarship Information
San Antonio Livestock Exposition (S.A.L.E.)
Are you interested in attending Prairie View A & M University in the fall?
This scholarship provides FIVE SCHOLARSHIPS- $15,000 EACH for academic support for identified S.A.L.E. majors to incoming first-year students.
Applications are Due May 1st.
For More Information About the S.A.L.E. Scholarship,
Joaquina Scott Kankam
Extension Program Specialist