Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TCYS Scholarship - Graduating Seniors

Graduating seniors have the opportunity to apply for the TCYS scholarship. The information and application has been posted to the show's website - Click Here

Saturday, February 25, 2012

D-10 Textile Show

Information regarding rules and guidelines for the D-10 Textile Show has been posted to the Travis 4-H Website - Click Here

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NO Bull Teen Video Competition

The largest campaign to combat cyberbullying in America’s history:  The Great American NO BULL Challenge, invites 4-H youth members ti be involved with the annual campaign that inspires America’s 25 million teens to stand up and create a video with an anti-bullying message. 

We appreciate what you do for the 4-H organization, and we want to encourage all your youth members to upload their NO BULL videos at www.nobullchallenge.org.  The earlier the better, as major media will be selecting videos and youth within the months of February and March to appear on their shows to talk about the Challenge.

Just in case your youth members have yet to create their video, we’ve provided all of the information they need to know about making a video, cyberbullying basics, standing up, prevention, and intervention tips via the online NO BULL Cyberbullying 411 toolkits.  The student toolkit was written by teens for teens - authored by the NO BULL Youth Advisory Council, a group of 9 student leaders from around the country who were chosen by our non-profit partners. 

Fifteen finalists will be selected by a panel of expert judges to attend the star-studded NO BULL Teen Video Awards show in San Francisco, promoted by Live Nation.  At the NO BULL Teen Video Awards, students will watch amazing artists perform live, and meet their favorite celebrities on the red carpet. The spotlight will shine on the student-made films pertaining to NO BULL, offer students the chance to win thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes, and have their video presented center stage for the world to witness.  

Monday, February 20, 2012

District 10 Photography Contest

Information for the District 10 Photography Contest has been posted on the 4-H Website. This contest is for Junior, Intermediate and Senior aged 4-H members: .D-10 Photography Information

If Clover Kids would like to submit photos, they are more than welcome to do that and the photos will be judged at the county level only.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Texas 4-H Golf Challenge Camp - Registration is now open!

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development is pleased to offer the first ever Texas 4-H Golf Challenge Camp. This two day camp provides youth 12-18 an opportunity to take an in depth look at the major components that make up the Texas 4-H Golf Challenge (sports nutrition, golf course/turf grass management, and the rules and etiquette of golf). During this two day event, youth will work with Texas A&M Faculty and Staff as well as golf professionals to learn more about the program. The camp will also give youth the opportunity to learn more about career opportunities related to the Golf Challenge and how to prepare for college. Lastly, youth will work with golf professionals to enhance their swing capabilities and compete in numerous skill activities. The event will take place April 27-29, 2012 in College Station. The cost to attend is $250 (includes lodging for two nights, meals, professional instruction, t-shirt, and golf instruction, transportation to and from locations). Registration is limited to the first 30 youth and will open February 1st on 4-H Connect. Check out the flyer: Golf Challenge Flyer

Monday, February 13, 2012

Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter

Each 4-H family should be receiving the Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter. It contains a lot of great information on upcoming events and activities.
Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter - February

Grant Opportunity for 4-H Groups

Sharing possible grant opportunity for 4-H groups.
Friends for Change Grants offer young change-makers an opportunity to receive a $1,000 grant to help make a lasting, positive change in the world.  
Whether you are passionate about protecting the planet, providing meals to those who need it or giving kids just like you the resources they need to star in their own play, be an athlete or an artist, you can be a Friend for Change!  Whatever your interests, a Disney Friends for Change Grant can help you make a difference for people, communities and the planet.  
Youth ages 5-18 located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for a $1,000 grant.

Applications are due by midnight on February 29, 2012. 

Learn more at: www.YSA.org/grants/disney-friends-change-grants    

Volunteer and Service Awards

Below is a link to some information about some special awards that are provided through the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program. After reading through the information and you feel there is someone you would like to nominate, please complete the paper forms and our office will complete the online portion. - Click here for more information

4-H Volunteer Conference

2012 Texas 4-H Volunteer Conference Header for Webpage
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 leader training on July 27-29, 2012 in San Antonio to prepare the new generation of 4-H volunteers to lead and instruct our members.
Why Should You Attend the Conference?
  • Over 30 educational workshops focusing on 4-H projects and opportunities
  • Pre-conference session on Friday afternoon for newer volunteers, highlighting 4-H basics
  • Learn the latest and greatest of what’s going on in the Texas 4-H program
  • Enjoy an energizing and motivational keynote address
  • Network with volunteers from around the great state of Texas
  • Because every 4-H member deserves a trained volunteer
To apply for a partial scholarship, check out the following link:
Volunteer Conference Partial Scholarship Registration

For more information about the conference, click here

Friday, February 10, 2012

Clothing Workshop in Guadalupe County

Guadalupe County is hosting a clothing workshop. An informational flyer has been posted at:
Guadalupe Workshop Flyer

Internet Safety Workshop for Parents

Google and the organization, iKeepSafe, are sponsoring a free internet safety workshop open to all parents, teachers, and community members in Austin. The goal is that parents will leave the event feeling equipped with strategies and information that will help ensure that their children have the best possible online experience.

It's a free, catered event hosted at the O.Henry School on February 23rd. For more information and registration information, check out the flyer at Internet Safety Workshop Flyer.

Friday, February 3, 2012

4-H Photography Contest

For youth interested in entering the Photography Contest, the rules and guidelines have been posted to the 4-H website. Check out this link for the rules and guidelines: County and District 10 Photography Contest

Photos are due to the Extension Office by Friday, February 24th by 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

4-H Spirit Night at Good Luck Grill

Monday, April 2, 2012
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Check out the flyer at: 4-H Spirit NIght at Good Luck Grill Flyer

2012 Howard County Lamb and Goat Camps

Flyers have been posted at www.travis4h.com to promote the annual Howard County Lamb and Goat Camps. Please check out the flyers under the tab (4-H Livestock and Animal Information".

Leadership Opportunity of Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo

The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo  is looking for youth to sing the National Anthem and recite the 4-H Pledge and FFA Motto at the Junior Shows. For those interested, please email me at  cmtalley@ag.tamu.edu and I will add their name to the list.  Below are the dates and times of the shows. Once I have the contact information, I will email those individuals with more detailed information about times and locations.

Friday, March 9th
11:00 a.m.
Only need FFA motto and anthem
Saturday, March 10th
11:00 a.m.

Friday,  March 16th
9:00 AM
 only need pledge and motto
Saturday, March 17th
9:00 AM

Tuesday, March 20th
9:00 AM

Tuesday, March 20th
9:00 AM
Only need pledge and motto
Wednesday, March 21st
9:00 AM

Wednesday, March 21st
9:00 AM

Friday, March 23rd
8:00 AM

Saturday, March 24th
8:00 AM