Junior Leadership Conference.
November 19, 2012
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2013 Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference! This event is targeted towards 7th and 8th grade 4-H members who want to expand on their leadership opportunities within the 4-H program. A 4-H member may invite a non-4-H friend to attend with them. JLC is planned and implemented by the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team.
The conference is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Urbana. Programming starts with registration Saturday morning and ends right before lunch on Sunday. All youth will attend all six workshops, focusing on project areas such as arts and photography, leadership skills like parliamentary procedure and public speaking, and more. All workshops are hands-on and focus on building the skills of the delegates so they can bring the information learned back home to use in their own clubs and communities.
A promotional flyer is available on both the 4-H Contacts portal (Events/Statewide/Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference) and the Illinois 4-H website: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state4h/events/juniorleadership.cfm. The registration fee was slightly increased this year to $135 to accommodate the 1 delegate/bed (2 delegates/room) policy. Registration is open until Monday, January 28. All required payments and paperwork must be postmarked by January 30, 2013. We are limited to the first 100 youth registrations that we receive.
A limited number of scholarships are available for first-time 4-H attendees. The application is also available on the portal and via the website. Scholarship applications must be received by January 7 in order to be considered.
Chaperones are also required and we ask counties to recruit a chaperone if you are sending delegates. One chaperone is required for each 10 delegates of the same gender, so we will need both male and female chaperones. Chaperones must also pay the $135 registration fee. It is up to the local Extension office if you cover this fee for your chaperones. All chaperones MUST be completely screened through our University of Illinois Extension Volunteer Screening procedures.
We hope you will promote this event to your young leaders! Last year, we exceeded our registration limits and were able to add on some rooms at the last minute. We don't know if that will be the case this year! But we appreciate your support in getting the word out about this outstanding conference.
November 15, 2012
The December 2012/January2013 issue of the Illinois Leader is now available for download from the portal under Volunteer Support: Illinois Leader. It will also be posted shortly to the Illinois 4-H web site under Volunteers: Volunteer Support: Leader Resources: Illinois Leader. Please share this newsletter with your 4-H leaders via email, by linking it on your county/Unit web site, by including it in your county/Unit newsletter, or by providing paper copies at leader meetings.
March 22, 2012
January 4, 2012
We're getting into the final weeks to recruit 4-H members at that Jr. High age for the Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference (JLC)! Just a couple of quick reminders:
* JLC is open to current 7th and 8th grade 4-H members. They are permitted to also bring alone one non-4-H friend.
* Scholarships of $25 are available to a limited number of 1st time 4-H member attendees, but these must be applied for. The deadline for scholarship application is next Monday, January 9!! The application can be found on the 4-H contacts portal (Events = Statewide = Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference) and on the Illinois 4-H website. It is also linked here: 4-H Scholarship Application.
Note that Extenstion staff must provide a letter of membership verification for those applying for scholarships and that the JLC registration & payment MUST be completed when they submit the scholarship application. Notification of scholarship winners will be provided shortly after the 9th; however, the scholarships are not awarded until after the youth has attended the event.
Final registration for JLC is Monday, January 30, with final payments and paperwork being sent no later than Wednesday, February 1.
Adult chaperones are also needed. Chaperones must pay the $125 registration fee and have completed the University of Illinois Extension Volunteer Screening process!
See the blog post from November 21st for other details. We will be sending out a listing of current registrants this week.
November 21, 2011
Registration is OPEN for the 2012 Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference! The Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team provides this event for junior high (7th and 8th grade) 4-H members. This year's conference is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 25-27 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Urbana.
The 2012 theme is Find the Clue to the Leader in U. All youth attend all workshops - 2012 topics will include Animal Science, Community Service, Forensics Science, Leadership Development, and Theatre Arts. In addition, delegates will have a great time with all of the mixers and team-building activities planned to keep them active and involved.
The registration cost has increased to $125 for the 2012 conference and includes the hotel room, 3 meals, programming materials, special insurance, and conference t-shirt. 2012 Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference Registration. Members attending are permitted to bring along one non-4-H friend. Registration is currently open and will close Monday, January 30. Final payments and paperwork must be postmarked by February 1 or the registration will be cancelled.
A limited number of scholarships are available for first-time 4-H members. The application is available on the 4-H contacts portal and the Illinois 4-H website and is due by Monday, January 9. Illinois 4-H JLC Scholarship
Adult chaperones are also needed for this event. Chaperones are placed in charge of up to 10 youth of the same gender. All chaperones must be screened by the University of Illinois Extension Volunteer Screening process and must pay the $125 registration fee. If they wish to have a single hotel room, an additional fee is required.
Various promotional pieces are located on the 4-H Contacts portal under Events/Statewide/Illinois 4-H Junior Leadership Conference. Please contact any YLT member or Deb Stocker (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.