The Facilitation Coach
2016 National 4-H Volunteerism Team Award
Nancy Shelstad, Nancy Melville and Tina Holmquist
The Facilitation Coach volunteer concept was developed by an Idaho team of three, Nancy Shelstad Regional Youth Development Educator, Nancy Melville 4-H Youth Development Volunteer Specialist, and Tina Holmquist 4-H Program Coordinator. The Facilitation Coach position is designed to work closely with the Extension office to coach or mentor other volunteers or families. One example of implementation resulted in the ability to offer short term project enrollment. The Facilitation Coach recruited project volunteers and mentored them through the project planning and delivery process. They also stayed in close communication with the Extension office regarding project progress, member enrollment and completion status, and future planning for additional short term projects. A second example is a New Family Facilitation Coach. In this example, the Facilitation Coach works with the Extension Office with families new to 4-H, staying in contact with the new families and helping them navigate their first year in 4-H.
For more information please contact Nancy Shelstad at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journey: Opportunities for Leaders of Tomorrow (J.O.L.T.)
2016 National Greg Yost Memorial Youth in Leadership Award
Mary Jo Moncheski, Conner Atencio, Alyssa Baller, Katy Cook, Betsy Grube, Justin Haas, Paige Hill, Trey Honga, Eric Larsen, Trainor Linne, Gerald Olson, Andrew Serventi, Angela Teskey-Peterson and Jamie Zahn.
The Journey: Opportunities for Leaders of Tomorrow (J.O.L.T.) Arizona State 4-H Teen Leadership Camp is a five-day leadership camp held in Heber, AZ. The camp is designed to fully immerse senior members in leadership development activities. Activities include workshops, involvement committees, teambuilding and trust-building, and leadership challenges. The J.O.L.T. camp is the effort of a youth-adult partnership planning team consisting of 10 teens (Youth Staff), three Extension Agents, and one certified adult volunteer (Adult Staff). The J.O.L.T. Planning Team meets over two, four-day retreats, and monthly conference calls. The Youth Staff members are largely responsible for developing the schedule, goals and objectives, planning and implementing the camp programming with assistance and advise from Adult Staff. While at J.O.L.T., the Youth Staff as well as campers learn and practice the tools to help them become viable leaders in their communities.
For more information please visit: https://extension.arizona.edu/4h/jolt-teen-leadership-camp