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Being Successful in College Starts with Preparation Now

 

If you were enrolled in the Pawnee County 4-H program as an 8th grader, you may have received information participating in Next Chapter programs and being pre-admitted to UNL. Next Chapter is a college-readiness program delivered through the Nebraska 4-H program that helps students prepare for and succeed in college by providing the skills students need to reach their academic goals.

The Next Chapter program:

Those who have in inherited or received farmland and want to learn more about the best strategies for managing the asset are encourage to attend one of several Nebraska Extension programs being offered across the state this fall.

Whether you’re a youth or an adult volunteer, if you’re doing great 4-H work, there are lots of ways to be recognized for it!
Pawnee Coutny Awards Application

Each youth will submit an awards packet which will include their the awards application along with either a career portfolio, record book, story, or resume along with at least one paragraph describing what they did and what they learned for each pin or award they are applying for. Applications will be judged on completeness, experiences/learning described, neatness, and creativity. Pins and awards will be handed out at Achievement Night in November.

Clover Kids is a non-competitive 4-H program for children ages 5 to 7 years old (by January 1 of the current year). Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build lots of different life skills.

 Clover Kids Handbook

New to 4-H and not sure where to start?!? Take a few minutes to read through our Clover Kids Handbook to help answer your questions.

4-H programs are grounded in the belief that youth learn best by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors. Youth can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience.

Most contests are offered as multi-county events.

Companion Animal Show

 The companion animal show consists of a small animal show and cat show. 4-Hers can show off their knowledge of rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, hedgehogs, birds, reptiles, fish or other pets by showing their animals or presenting a poster. The Companion Animal Show is open to youth enrolled in a companion animal project.

 

Communication Contest

 4-Hers are able to practice their communication skills while giving a speech, public service announcement or presentation. The Communication Contest is open to any youth involved in 4-H.

 

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