Personal Development Article Archive

Be The Change: Free 4-H Teen Leadership Conference Registration Opportunity

What do you get when you put a video camera + character together? A leadership opportunity to video the change you want to see in the world. Plus, the opportunity to win a Free TLC Registration. No matter where you look in today’s world or even in your local community, I’m sure there are situations you would like to be different or improved. Often times for these situations, you may hear or even say yourself: I wish they would do this or they would do that to improve the situation.

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SD 4-H Character Public Speaking Contest Seeks Participants

4-H members from eastern South Dakota are invited to participate in the annual SD 4-H Character Public Speaking Contest on Wednesday, August 5 at the Sioux Empire Fair. The Contest provides 4-H members the opportunity to use their critical thinking, writing and speaking skills to tell an audience how CHARACTER COUNTS!™ fits into a 4-H project area, current event or a personal experience.

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Understanding Maxims Helps Clarify Personal Values

Using maxims is a wonderful way to stretch youth minds to develop critical thinking. By definition a maxim is a general truth, fundamental principle or rule of conduct. As youth reflect upon the meanings of maxims they will also be clarifying their values. As Educators, Youth Organizers and Volunteers we must challenge youth to apply these maxims to their own lives – with friends and family at home, at school, and at work.

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SD 4-H Teens as Teachers: Award-winning program shares “Take A Stand”

SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development was proud to partner with SD Coordinated School Health and SD 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to bring the Teens as Teachers - Take A Stand training to South Dakota Schools and Communities.  Five school teams consisting of 21 Teens as Teachers (TAT) were trained from Andes Central, Belle Fourche, Burke, Clark and Winner.  Reaching 290 elementary and middle school youth with Take A Stand lessons. In July, the Teens As Teachers program was selected as this year's winner of the SDACTE (South Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education) Award of Merit.

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