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"Building 4-H Social Emotional Learning Skills" Annual Volunteer Training

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults learn important life skills that extend beyond traditional academics. Eight out of ten employers say SEL skills are the most important to success and yet also the hardest skills to find.

The 2019 annual volunteer training will ready youth and adult volunteers to connect to young people in meaningful ways. Participants will be able to:

  • Enhance their knowledge of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills;
  • Discover activities to support SEL skills in 4-H program; and
  • Develop a plan to infuse SEL skill building in club / 4-H program.

The statewide fall volunteer training is for all 4-H youth and adult volunteers in clubs and county-wide groups and programs, including committees, Federations, Leader’s Councils and others. Each group should bring a team of youth and adult volunteers to start on strategies.

The training will take place on Tuesday, October 29, starting with a meal at 6:00 pm at the Adrian Elementary School Commons.

I expect at least 2 volunteers from each club to participate in this training. Youth and Adults are invited to attend. Please reach out to the Extension office if you have questions. More information will be shared with you shortly.