4-H: A LANDMARK
EXPERIENCE
Southern Region Biennial
Partnerships, Collaborations and More:
THE 4-H MILITARY MODEL TO PARTNER WITH BOYS
AND GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Why Partner?
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Organizational Structure
4-H
• National: Council and USDA
• State: LGU and 4-H
Foundations
• Local: Counties
BGCA
• National: BGCA
• State: Alliances
• Local: Individual Clubs
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Scope and Size
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4-H
Began ~1902
Council Revenue: $29.6m
Members: 6.3 million
Staff: 3,500
Volunteers: 420,094
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BGCA
Began ~1906
BGCA Revenue: $98.9m
Members: 4.1 million
Staff: 50,000
Volunteers: 199,000
Board Members: 27,000
• Alumni: 60 million
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Promotional Campaigns
4-H
BGCA
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
BGCA MILITARY PROGRAMS
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Common Youth Development
Missions
BGCA
To enable all young people especially those who
need us most to reach their full potential as
productive, caring, responsible citizens.
4-H
To empower youth to reach their full potential,
working and learning in partnership with caring
adults.
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Core Program Areas
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Character & Leadership
Education and Career Development
Health and Life Skills
The Arts
Sports Fitness & Recreation
Other Initiatives/ Training
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Youth Development Models
BGCA BUIC
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Belonging
Usefulness
Influence/Empowerment
Competence
4-H Essential Elements
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Mastery
Generosity
Belonging
Independence
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Core Program Areas
BGCA Core Program Areas
4-H Mission Mandates
• Character and Leadership
Development
• Education and Career
Development
• Health and Life Skills
• The Arts
• Sports, Fitness and Recreation
• Science, Engineering and
Technology
• Healthy Living
• Citizenship
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Education and Career
Development
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Project Learn
Power Hour
Junior Staff
Goals for Graduation
CareerLaunch
Money Matters
Club Tech
• Financial Champions
• Reading Makes Cents
• Get in the Act (Workforce
Readiness)
• Be the E Entrepreneurship
• Experiential learning
philosophy in 4-H Projects
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Character and Leadership
• Youth of the Year
• Keystone Club
• Torch Club
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State and County 4-H
recognition programs
National 4-H Congress
National 4-H Conference
4-H Clubs & Projects
- Leadership
- Citizenship
- Communication
- Exploring 4-H
- Service Learning
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
The Arts
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Fine Arts Exhibit
Image Makers
Digital Arts Festival
DRAMAMATTERS
•Visual Arts
•Theatre Arts
•Photography
•Share the Fun
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Health and Life Skills
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Smart Moves
Passport to Manhood
Smart Girls
Triple Play
•Health Rocks!
•Leadership
•Citizenship
•Communication
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Sports Fitness and Recreation
• Wanna Play
• Triple Play
• RBI
•Bicycle Adventures
•Keeping Fit and
Healthy
•Up For The
Challenge
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Technology and Sciences
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Club Tech
Digital Arts
Suite
Clay Tech
Robo Tech
•Computer Power
Unlimited
•Robotics
•GPS
•Power of Wind
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Other Initiatives
• Family Plus
• Mission Youth Outreach
• Youth For Unity
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Partnering Best Practices
• Communication
• Common language
• Joint training
opportunities
• Shared leadership
• Shared credit
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Ways 4-H Strengthens BGCA
• Expertise in programming
without key facilities
• 4-H Science
• Partnerships with schools
• Land-grant university
connection
• Localized curricula
• Grassroots based organization
• Volunteers
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
Contact Information
David Brittain
North Carolina State University
[email protected]
240-612-4893
Casey Mull
University of Georgia
[email protected]
706-542-4444
Dawn Brunson
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
[email protected]
404-487-5744
David Brittain, NC State University
Dawn Brunson, Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Casey Mull, University of Georgia
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