The Great Question Challenge
The Great Question Challenge involves 4-H members teaming up ot solve real-world problems. Through this challenge, youth have the unique opportunity to develop problem solving skills, as well as entrepreneurial skills through the process of finding solutions to community needs.
The task for 4-H members is to develop a solution to this challenge. In partnership with the Engler Agribusiness Program and DuPont Pioneer, The Great Question Challenge will take place at the 2013 Nebraska State Fair, on September 2, 2013, in the 4-H/FFA Building from 9am ot 12pm. 4-H Members are allowed to be in teams consisting of 2-4 people.
Teams will be divided into two age divisions:
- Ages 12 to 14 as of January 1st (4-H Age)
- Ages 15 to 18 as of January 1st (4-H Age)
Each team will be given a 10-15 minute time slot to present their solution.
This Year's Challenge
For the second annual Great Question Challenge, 4-H members are asked to develop a plan of action to improve hunger prevention in their community! Teams may explore solutions from the perspective of developing a business, conducting community service and volunteer activities, educational program development, or from another area of creative thinking.
Nationally about 15 percent of all U.S. households are food insecure. In Nebraska, nearly 100,000 children are unsure where their next meal will come from. The presence of "food deserts" within low income and rural areas make it difficult for those without personal transportation to access the wide variety of affordable, nutritious foods typically found in a traditional super market.
- To register, please contact your local UNL Extension Office
- Registration closes August 10