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QuaranTEEN - Winter Series

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The WV 4-H Teen Council is hosting a virtual QuaranTEEN Series. This Winter 4-H series is for teens will cover the Hs(Head, Heart, Hands, Health) through conversation and hands on activities. There will be four session in this series. The first session in the series will focus on the H hands and Teens will learn to make fresh homemade bread. This is for youth ages 13-18.  You do not need to attend all four workshop

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Meet The Mountaineer

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When: Jan 21st 6PM  

This evening is designed for our younger 4-H members ages 8-13.  This event will feature a Q&A from Mountaineer Mascot Colson Glover! Youth will have the opportunity to ask the Mountaineer questions ranging from his daily schedule, what college is lik e, his favorite memories from being the mascot, or even things like his favorite food and movies.  All participants will receive a small gift from us in the mail, so please encourage participants to register online. After registering for the event, all participants will receive a Zoom link for their respective event. We also will share the two links with our agents/youth development teams prior to the events. 

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WVU Trivia Night

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When: Jan 19th 6PM

This evening is designed for students ages 14+. We will be kicking off this event with a student panel featuring some WVU Collegiate 4-H members.  Youth will have an opportunity to ask questions about attending WVU, college life in general, how 4-H has helped them in their college careers, and any other information they may want to understand from a college student’s perspective. We will be sending our top three trivia finishers some fun prizes  

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HEARTfelt Thanks to Our Volunteers Campaign

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When: Through Jan 31st, 2021

Has a 4-H Volunteer made a difference in your life? Would you like the opportunity to say thank you and show your appreciation? Then this event is for you! We are looking for 4-H members from across the state to create a brief HEARTfelt thank you note to our 4-H volunteers, arrange for someone to take their picture holding their message in front of them, and submit this photo in ZSuite.

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Mini-Grants available to 4-H members enrolled in the My Hands to Larger Service projects

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Last year, the West Virginia 4-H All Stars generously funded to four mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H  teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project through the My Hands to Larger Service 4-H ProjectThe 2020 projects were diverse and creative. The images shown are from Wood County's Recycled Sleeping Mats for the Homeless project, where the Teen Leaders learned to repurpose plastic shopping bags to make sleep mats for the local homeless population.

The All Stars have voted to continue their support for 2021, generously funding up to ten $150 mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project. We cannot wait to see the creativity of the 4-H youth interested in supporting our communities during this unique period in time!

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