Web sites are an easy and increasingly important way for educators, teens, and people in general to reach an audience, clientele, and friends in an ever-growing global society. That’s why the Pinellas County 4-H Technology Team is gearing up to help 4-H Clubs go online with the help of a website creation tool, the expertise of the 4-H Technology Team, and their already formulated website, the Pinellas 4-H Teen Connection. On Thursday August 7th, 2008 from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. at the Pinellas County Extension Office the 4-H Technology Team will be training 4-H clubs on Web site building. The 4-H Technology Team asks that each 4-H Club Leader designate one adult and a participating youth to attend the training (limited to 6 clubs – first come first serve.) Additional training will be scheduled as needed. Please contact Richard Livingstone at 727-582-2103 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Youth Service America and Disney are pleased to launch a second round of Disney Minnie Grants to engage children and youth, ages 5-14 as community volunteers. The selected applications will receive $500 to support their youth-led service projects. The deadline is August 30 and projects must take place October 15-November 15, 2008. Visit www.YSA.org/awards for more information and application materials. You can review past award recipients from all over the world at: http://ysa.org/AwardsGrants/DisneyMinnieGrants/DisneyMinnieGrantees2008/tabid/292/Default.aspx
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Families with teenagers have their own set of unique challenges to deal with on the home front. To help families with youth ages 11 to 17 tackle these issues, Pinellas County Extension 4-H Youth Development is holding a two-day Family Teening-Up Workshop to help build stronger relationships. Parents, caregivers and youth should plan on attending both days of the workshop together.
The workshop is planned for Saturday, July 19, and Saturday, August 2, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. It will be held at Pinellas County Extension centrally located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo.
The workshop is a group learning program to help parents, caregivers and teens learn about and understand the normal development of teenagers and improve their family communication. Practical information and resources with hands-on learning activities to enhance family relationships will be shared.
Saturday, July 19 Day One focuses on topics such as the teen brain, transitions in adolescence and positive discipline.
Saturday, August 2 Day Two targets talking with teens about issues that affect their daily lives, understanding teen anger while managing yours and empowering teens to build assets. Families must attend Day One of the workshop to be eligible for this one.
This informative program includes course materials and healthy snacks. Families receive a Family Resource Binder complete with all program information to take home. The cost for the two-day workshop and materials is $25 per family. Registration is required for this 4-H Family Teening-Up Workshop. Call (727) 582-2450 for more information.
Please note that this program is not designed to offer therapy or other services for teens and families with more serious problems.