- Author: Steven M. Worker
Through qualitative questionnaires and focus group interviews, we analyzed experiences of 6 new bilingual and bicultural program staff, hired specifically to implement youth development programming to reach Latino youth. Staff reported a steep learning curve, with competing demands to build relationships, engage youth, and show results. Lessons learned may help shape activities that other youth development programs may consider in similar efforts.
"Staff emphasized that getting to know the community and building relationships were the most important parts of starting a new 4-H program. Staff identified several 4-H program models they utilized to engage Latino youth in 4-H; these included after-school clubs, SPIN clubs, in-school clubs, day camps, and short-term/special interest programs."
Sonoma County offers After School Clubs and Day Camps when schools are out. These clubs are in Santa Rosa and Windsor. To learn more about these clubs, contact Diego firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about this report, contact Steven email@example.com
- Author: Chenoa and Denise Van Gerpen
“Fashion Fiesta” was this year's theme for the Sonoma County 4-H Fashion Revue. The event was held on April 19th, 2014 and was well attended. This year we had 9 different categories for the 4-H members to choose from, they were: Traditional, Upcycled, Wearable Arts (Embellished), Needle Arts, $40.00 Purchased, Textile (Quilted, Woven or Felted), 2 State Fashion Revue Challenges, Denim and Apron, and the most popular County Challenge.
Each member who participated at the event wore an outfit that they either sewed, purchased or created with knitting, crocheting or embellishments.
Modeling before the judges was first on the agenda, where each member would explain how they created their outfit. If they entered the Purchased category they needed to explain how much money they spent for the entire outfit including accessories, which had to be no more than $40.00, what the amount of money saved was and how versatile the outfit would be with the rest of their wardrobe. The Aprons that were sewed for Apron category, could only be made using either the McCalls patterns 6132 or 6476.
For this year's County Challenge category each member took home a pre-cut piece of dye-ready quilted fabric (that was generously donated to the event by Bella Notte Linens) in the shape of a Serape. They were then encouraged to make it uniquely their own, by dyeing the fabric, adding applique, or with other means of embellishment.
After a short break for lunch, family and friends were treated to a Fashion Show by the participants, which was then followed with Awards. 2014 Fashion Revue Results
- Author: Karen Giovannini
Maybe you know about the 4-H and Master Gardener programs, but we also have Livestock & Range Management, Viticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Specialty Crop and Marine Science advisors.
In addition, we have the Agropreneurship Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program, the Sudden Oak Death Program, the Endangered Coho Recovery Program and an Agriculture Ombudsman.
Read all about the great work we are doing in our 2012 Annual Report.