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State Conference(s) for 4-H Volunteerism

State 4-H Parent-Volunteer Conference - June 22, 2019

Theme: SURGE! - 4-H Volunteers Making Connections Matter

The PVC will be held in Stillwater in the NORTH CLASSROOM Building at Monroe and Hall of Fame on the OSU campus (Map). See parking map for parking below.

2019 Conference Registration



Building Number: 0041
Building Abbreviation: CLBN
Address: 315 N MONROE STREET
Interactive Campus map, click "Map"
  • Campus Map - North Classroom building, corner of Monroe and Hall of Fame
  • Parking - Click "Parking"  Lots accessible to North Classroom Bldg:  Lots 27, 29, 31 and 50.

2019 Objectives will...


Strengthen – Connection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) in project work and club/project group experiences.


Unite – Youth and adults in a partnership of shared leadership.


Recruit – Identify and train volunteers (project leaders) to successfully recognize and apply S.T.E.A.M. to programming and projects.


Grow Increased understanding and application of S.T.E.A.M. in all 4-H Youth Development efforts.


Empower – Growing leaders…learning how to encourage, share and nurture leadership in a club, project group or committee.

Workshop ApplicationAccepting proposals. Application due on or before March 1, 2019. DEADLINE Extended to March 25, 2019 Download Form as a PDF or MS Word.

Social Justice Sewing Academy

May 11, 2019

Oklahoma County Extension Office

9 am - 3 pm

Registration/Application - PDF Form MS Word Form

Executive Director Sara Trail will be coming to Oklahoma Saturday, May 11, 2019 to conduct a Train-the-Trainer workshop for the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) at the Oklahoma County Extension office from 9 am – 3 pm. Cost $15 per person.  Deadline for applications and payment on or before May 1.


Train-the-Trainer (T3) is a concept where teams are trained to both conduct a Sewing Academy, as well as train other to do an Academy. See application for team details and expectations.

Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons and community centers across the country, SJSA empowers youth to use textile art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion and as agents of social change. Young artists make art that explores issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence and gentrification. The powerful imagery created in cloth quilt blocks tells their stories to be displayed in museums, galleries and quilt shows across the country. This visual dialogue bridges differences in race, age and socioeconomics and sparks conversations and action in households across the country.

** Participation limited.  First priority will be given to the SJSA Teams, as our priority is to train others in how to conduct SJSA in their school, community, library, etc.  Individual registrations will be honored based date received and space availability.




Southern Region Conference for 4-H Volunteerism

September 26- September 29, 2019, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, Georgia

It's What We Do!

Join volunteers from across the southern region as we host a national 4-H volunteer conference. The program kicks off Thursday, September 26 and closes with breakfast Sunday, September 29. This year's conference includes workshops and speakers in creative arts, health & better living, kids in the kitchen, plants & gardens, technology, science, teaching & learning and personal development.

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Workshop Proposals are Open

We need your creative, exciting, fun, energetic, ideas for the conference! Consider submitting a session proposal and be engaged sharing your ideas and success. Volunteers from every area of 4-H youth development participate in the conference. Workshops will center in many areas and we are looking for workshops that are content areas as well as teaching and learning and personal development. For full consideration, please complete your submissions before February 1. And don't forget to check out the proposal guide for tips on presenting a strong submission.

Submissions may be submitted online.

WHY - The 4-H Volunteer Conference of Southern States is designed to engage 4-H volunteers an d staff across the southern region, in contemporary educational opportunities, that will impact, enhance and foster quality, excellence and achievement in the essential elements of youth development programming.

MISSION - The mission of the conference is to provide experiential educational opportunities to 4-H volunteers and staff across the southern region. It is designed to improve the quality of 4-H programming in their own activities, projects, clubs and communities.