The opportunities for our youth, our volunteers, and our 4-H Program continue to grow! With this growth comes the need to prepare and provide our volunteers with the best resources and training possible. As our 4-H Program continues to expand and become more vital to the youth of Texas, it is imperative that we effectively engage and empower our volunteer network.
Our volunteers need access to the highest quality educators and resources so they are best equipped to return to their counties and work in partnership with their local County Extension Agents to further develop our youth. This has never been more important as we consider how to most effectively lead our youth.
The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program will be sponsoring a state-wide volunteer conference in July, 2013 in the Dallas/Ft Worth area to prepare the new generation of 4-H volunteers to lead and instruct our members. More conference details will be posted as soon as they become available.
Informational Handout – PDF
Call for Workshop Proposals
Volunteers, County Extension Agents, Specialists and external professionals are invited to submit a proposal to present a workshop at the 2013 4-H Volunteer Conference. Educational workshops should be geared toward volunteers and organized to equip them with knowledge, resources and tools to take back to their county and 4-H clubs. All proposals are due by April 15th. Presenters will be notified in early May of their selection. Click here to access the link to the online proposal application.
The Texas 4-H Foundation is generously sponsoring registration scholarship to help reduce the cost for volunteers attending the conference. Each scholarship is in the amount of $75, which is half of the conference registration fee if registered prior to June 21st. The online scholarship application will be open until May 1st. Recipients will be notified the first part of May. Applicants are asked to NOT register for the conference until after they have received notification of whether or not they have received a scholarship. Click here for the online application.
Dates & Schedule:
Friday, July 12th: (Events held at Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center in Dallas)
1:00 pm – Pre-conference Workshop
5:30 pm – Social
6:30 pm – Dinner
7:15 pm – Opening General Session
Saturday, July 13th: (Plano Centre)
8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Educational Workshops
Sunday, July 14th: (Plano Centre)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Educational Workshops
Friday, July 12th:
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center
17360 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75252
All lodging arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the individual volunteer. Reservations should be made by calling the hotel directly and providing the group name/code by the reservation deadline. Group blocks have been set up at the following locations.
La Quinta Inn – Plano East
1820 North Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75074
Group Name: 2013 Texas 4-H Volunteer Conference
Reservation Deadline: June 28, 2013
Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Plano East
700 East Central Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
Group Code: TX4
Reservation Deadline: June 24, 2013
Mrs. Courtney Dodd
Extension Program Specialist – 4-H
4180 Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845