What is the Nebraska 4-H Youth Curriculum Committee
Our curriculum development process involves input from youth on topics of relevance for today. The Nebraska 4-H Youth Curriculum Committee provides direction and support from the distinct perspective of 4-H youth for curriculum development, marketing, and evaluation. YCC members propose ideas for new 4-H projects, review existing manuals and suggest changes, give presentations, and participate in teambuilding and leadership development activities. Members participate in two retreats a year and several conference calls.
The team is made up of youth ages 14-19. Members serve a 12 month term and can be considered for up to four consecutive terms of service. There is a limit on the number of youth that can serve on the committee, so those interested are encouraged to apply early.
Believe it or not, the Nebraska 4-H Youth Curriculum Committee has been around for seven years! Over the past seven years we have had a total of 47 members!
Here is a taste of what the YCC has experienced in the last 6 years!
- Proposing ideas for new 4-H projects
- Writing a 4-H project manual for use with a curriculum currently in development
- Presenting at the 2011 NAE4-HA National Conference in Omaha, NE
- Piloting new curricula
- Working with new technology
- Retreats with teambuilding and leadership development
- Reviewing several different 4-H manuals and providing ideas for future changes
- Getting a "first peek" at new project manuals and voting on new cover designs
- Naming a new project manual and receiving recognition inside the front cover
- Giving presentations and creating booths to promote new 4-H projects
- Helping with the former 4-H Cyber Fair at county fairs and at the State Fair
- Getting involved with new activities, such as Diamond Clover and ATV
- Assisting with website design
Youth Reviewed Curriculum
This symbol can be found on a number of our Nebraska developed manuals. This checkmark means that our Youth Curriculum Committee had a part in its development. Our members might have named the curricula, reviewed the name of chapters, reviewed the entire manual, or gave input on the format of the manual. If you are interested in youth reviewed manuals, take a look at these: