Monday, February 10, 2020

LEAD Academy Workshop Topic Recommendations




2020 LEAD Academy is right around the corner! We want to make sure workshops are about topics that YOU want to hear! We are looking for ideas for both YOUTH and ADULT workshops. The adult track will be new this year.  Feel free to send in multiple submissions with as many ideas as you can think of! Both youth and adults may submit ideas. Please share this with your 4-H families. Attached is a graphic you can use for social media promotion and share the link to the survey.

Link to Texas 4-H Roundup blog where details will be posted as more information comes along: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/lead/

LEAD Academy is a Texas 4-H conference being held June 8-11, 2020 in College Station for 4-H members currently in high school and our 4-H adult volunteers and parents!

Youth attendees will have an opportunity to learn about college opportunities and what it takes to get there, serve their community, and gain valuable life skills in a true college setting. Our goal of this activity will be to provide the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their country and their world. The event will be designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice and master existing and newly developed skills/knowledge in civic engagement, civic education and personal development. The objective is to provide youth a broad-based learning experience in which they will acquire practical knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and motivation that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation and world. From this experience, we hope the youth attending will apply what was learned in their real world experiences in which they develop leadership skills using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference in their community, country and world.

Adult attendees will have the chance to connect with other volunteers and parents.  Our goal is to provide useful information for 4-H volunteers and parents so they may learn how to improve their skills as a 4-H leader in their community.  The event is designed to provide workshops that are practical and helpful to adults involved with the 4-H program.  From this experience, we hope our 4-H volunteers will be able to apply what they learn to continue to help our members grow into productive members of society that make a positive impact in their lives and communities.

For more information or questions,  please contact Jana Barrett at jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu

If you have ideas and want to lead a session on that topic, don’t forget to submit your workshop proposal by Monday, March 2, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

National Anthem Auditions


Calling all 4-H alumni, current 4-H members and Clover Kids! Help us Embrace the Past, Empower the Present and Envision the Future at the 2020 Texas 4-H Roundup.


This year Texas 4-H Council would like to highlight 4-H from past to present. On Tuesday, that are looking for a 4-H Alumni to sing the National Anthem. Then on Wednesday a current Intermediate or Senior age 4-H member would perform. They would like to close the week featuring a Junior 4-H member or Clover kid.


DEADLINE is Wednesday, April 1


Information for the applicant is below.
• All submissions MUST BE POSTED to YouTube. You may set your video as unlisted (not private) to ensure privacy of your video which will allow only those with the link to view the upload. 
• Entries may be submitted on an individual basis or as a group.
• Groups cannot be made up of more than five (5) members. 
• Individuals/teams selected will be announced the week of April 27th
• Open to 4-H Alumni, Clover kids and current 4-H members.
• 4-H member does not have to be a contest participant of Texas 4-H Roundup.
• Singing must be in a cappella style (no music).
• If selected to sing during Texas 4-H Roundup, performance will be done a cappella.
• Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
• If selected to sing participants must be registered on 4-H CONNECT for the event.
• Tuesday night will feature a 4-H Alumni. Wednesday night will feature an Intermediate or Senior age 4-H member. Thursday night will feature a Clover kid or Junior 4-H member. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

LEAD Academy - SAVE THE DATE



Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about college opportunities and what it takes to get there, serve their community, and gain valuable life skills in a true college setting. Our goal of this activity will be to provide the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their country and their world. The event will be designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice and master existing and newly developed skills/knowledge in civic engagement, civic education and personal development. The objective is to provide youth a broad-based learning experience in which they will acquire practical knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and motivation that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation and world. From this experience, we hope the youth attending will apply what was learned in their real world experiences in which they develop leadership skills using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference in their community, country and world.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Montza Williams Montza.Williams@ag.tamu.edu or Jana Barrett jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2019 National Contest Results


Texas 4-H was well represented this summer and fall at National Competitions across the United States.

Click here for full results

Western National Roundup is coming up in January 2020. Check back to see how our Texas 4-H teams did after the New Year!!


Friday, June 21, 2019

Feedback Requested


To help us plan for our 2020 events, we ask that you complete brief surveys related to your experience at the 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup and our first ever LEAD Academy. 

There are two separate surveys. If you participated in both Roundup and LEAD Academy, we ask that you complete both.