Growing Youth Scientist to Change the World

2016-17 Board members, left to right -
Kara McFadyen, Butler County; Jared Fietl, Boone County; Emily Sandford, Fayette County; Lea Mitchell, Boone County; Tristan Skipworth, Allen County; Justice White, Lincoln County; Logan Mattingly, Calloway County.  
Not pictured - Cameron Hickman, Clark County

                  

The fastest growing jobs of the future are in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  Yet the United States is falling behind other countries in these areas. 4-H is engaging youth in opportunities to get them excited about science. The Kentucky 4-H SET Teen Board gives teens real-world experience in SET, leadership, and provides youth a voice to the direction of the Kentucky 4-H program.  


Objectives

To develop an educational program that provides youth opportunities to: master technical skills and creative abilities; explore careers in the science, engineering and technology industry; develop leadership abilities and character; build self-confidence; improve public speaking and presentation skills and share knowledge with others.


Purpose

Give teens an opportunity to put leadership skills into action while providing a youth voice to the direction of the 4-H in Science, Engineering & Technology program in Kentucky 4-H.


Information and Forms

SET Teen Board Flyer 

SET Teen Application 

SET Mentor Information

SET Mentor Application

SET Leadership Bylaws 

  

During the course of the one year term, SET Teen Leadership members:

  • Attend SET Day at the Kentucky State Fair
  • Attend three Board meetings (September, November and February) for planning 4-H Summit and Teen Conference workshops
  • Promote 4-H National Youth Science Day (county and/or district event)
  • Attend the 4-H National Youth Maker Summit (or similar national trip)
  • Attend and present workshops at 4-H Summit
  • Attend and present Tracks and/or Workshops at 4-H Teen Conference

Teen Eligibility:  The family of the board member must provide their own transportation and pay registration fees for meetings and scheduled events.  

Applicants must be 8th grade through 11 at the time of application so that they are in grades 9 through 12 during their year of service.  Youth must be in “good standing”. Contact your agent if there are questions.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Interviews may be held at Teen Conference.

Application Deadline:  05 May 2017

Send application to Torey Earle,  UK College of Engineering, Extended campus, 210 Crisp Bld, 4810 Alben Barkely Dr., Paducah, KY 42002-7380 (PH-270-534-3105; Fax-270-534-3071) or as an email attachment to tearle@uky.edu  so that it will arrive no later than the deadline.


Mentor Information 

Eligibility:  Mentors (adult) will be responsible for your own travel and participation expenses.                                

Mentor Position Description: 

  • Mentors must be over age 19 and no longer eligible as a 4-H Member
  • Volunteers must have the endorsement of the agent in his/her county
  • Volunteers must be approved by the local Client Protection Committee
  • Vlounteers must commit to attend the events listed above

Application Deadline:  07 April 2017

Send application to Torey Earle,  UK College of Engineering, Extended campus, 210 Crisp Bld, 4810 Alben Barkely Dr., Paducah, KY 42002-7380 (PH-270-534-3105; Fax-270-534-3071) or as an email attachment to tearle@uky.edu  so that it will arrive no later than the deadline.


State Contact: Torey Earle, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development - Science, Engineering and Technology; Office/ Mailing Address: UK College of Engineering Paducah Campus, CLC 210, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42002-7380; Phone: 270-534-3105; Fax: 270-534-6292; Email: tearle@uky.edu