The Texas 4-H Program and Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation are excited to announce a new campaign to reconnect with 4-H Alumni across Texas and our country. The Raise Your Hand campaign will start on March 1st and go through June 30th. Each county 4-H Program is encouraged to join with us in promoting the Raise Your Hand campaign through the use of social media and other marketing assets during the campaign period.
The purpose of Raise Your Hand is to encourage our 4-H alumni to raise their hand and help pay it forward for the next generation of 4-H members. The goal is to have as many alumni sign up and then at the end of the campaign each county will receive a list of those alumni from their county. County offices are encouraged to reach out to these alumni and involve them in 4-H by signing their children up for 4-H (if not already), or asking them to volunteer, or maybe becoming a donor to the program.
National 4-H Council has committed a $20,000 prize to the state that has the most Alumni sign up during the campaign period (March 1st to June 30th). Texas 4-H is confident that we can bring home this grand prize and want to offer an incentive to counties to be part of the award if we win. Your county, and you as an agent, have the opportunity to receive funds for county 4-H programs and agent professional development. The top eight county 4-H Programs will each receive a $500 cash prize for program enhancement and the top 10 County Extension Agents (4-H Coordinators) will receive a $100 scholarship to assist with Professional Development during the 2017-2018 year. The remaining prize money will be invested into state-wide 4-H youth development programs as identified by the 4-H Program and 4-H Foundation.
In addition to the promotional packet, social media, email, and newsletter graphics have been posted on line for use by county offices and 4-H clubs. These graphics can be found at: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/volunteer/#logos.
If you all have any questions please feel free to contact either Toby Lepley with the Texas 4-H Youth Program or Laura Windwehen with the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.