Volunteer leaders

first_imgAccording to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 6 million American adults volunteer an average of 52 hours per year. Volunteerism is very much a part of our culture and Georgia 4-H relies heavily on the work of volunteers every day.Volunteers serve 4-H as chaperones, educators, mentors, leaders and marketers. Roles are as varied as the communities in which volunteers live and the youths in those programs. A 4-H volunteer may coordinate a 4-H fundraiser, volunteer in the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office, help a 4-H’er prepare a project, chaperone at summer camp, mentor a 4-H’er at their livestock show or coach a judging team. Volunteerism in 4-H is not a new concept. The first Georgia 4-H volunteer was G.C. Adams, school superintendent in Newton County and founder of the 1904 Boys Corn Club. The corn club became the 4-H program. Today, more than 21,000 adults make an impact on Georgia 4-H youths as volunteers. The Search Institute reports one of the 40 developmental assets for young people is a positive caring adult. Further research shows that an adult who supports a young person, believes in his future and creates a positive environment for him to succeed is one of the key factors in that student’s success.Georgia 4-H is filled with stories of volunteers who touch the lives of students. “Because of the support of 4-H volunteers, my sisters and I were able to escape a difficult home situation and participate in an organization that changed our lives, “said one Athens-Clarke County 4-H alumna. Another student credits the patience and support of his 4-H S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun and Education) coach for providing him the opportunity to excel in a sport that became a lifelong hobby. “Our volunteers took us everywhere. I saw Georgia because an adult cared enough to be my chaperone,” said another 4-H’er.“Our volunteer means so much to us. She is always there. She shows us what to do but lets us do it. When I walk in the show ring I know she’s proud of me and I’m proud that I can do it,” said a Georgia 4-H’er who participates in livestock showing.All Georgia 4-H volunteers are screened through UGA and trained to support the efforts of UGA Extension and 4-H in their communities. Individuals interested in volunteering for Georgia 4-H should contact their local UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASKUGA1 or email Jenny Jordan, Extension 4-H specialist – Volunteer & Teen programs, at [email protected]last_img read more

2015 AYC U-20 Semi-finals: Michael Sai replaces Mutawakilu in goal for Nigeria match

first_imgCoach Sellas Tetteh has handed goalkeeper Michael Sai his first start for the crunch semi final match of the African Under 20 Championship against Nigeria this evening. The goalkeeper replaces Mutawakilu Seidu, who kept the posts in Ghana’s three group games.  The introduction of Sai is the only significant change in Coach Sellas Tetteh’s starting line up for the match. Meanwhile striker Benjamin Tetteh, who missed the last grouo match against Mali returns to the side to partner Yaw Yeboah in attack. Defender Joe Adjei who was rested against Mali also returns to the startKick off is at 5:00pm  GHANA’S STARTING LINE UP Michael Sai Owusu Bempah Patrick Asmah Joe Addo  Joe Adjei Kofi Yeboa  Asiedu Attobrah Cliffored Aboagye Benjamin Tetteh   Yaw Yeboah Prosper Kassimlast_img read more