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NYS 4-H State Event Leader Orientation

Preparing for Your Role | Authorized Adult

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Application

State Event Leaders model and help everyone live up to the 4-H Code of Conduct and relevant Cornell University and Cornell Cooperative Extension policies in order to ensure that everyone has a safe and positive experience.

Standards of Behavior with Children and Youth

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Then watch the video below.

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Background Check

The NYS 4-H team is committed to creating safe, high quality learning experiences for all youth. NYS 4-H events are collaborative events between Cornell University & Cornell Cooperative Extension thus Event Leaders are volunteers for both organizations. County Association, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Cornell University Policy & Procedures come together to proactively develop a safe environment for staff, partners, chaperones, and youth to engage in NYS 4-H Events. 

Cornell University Risk Management conducts a Criminal Background check and sex offender search.

Volunteers

Check the email address you gave on the Application Form for a message from Sterling (the vendor who Cornell University contracts with for background checks) with the background check directions. 

CCE Staff

Check your Cornell email for a message from Sterling (the vendor who Cornell University contracts with for background checks) with the background check directions. 

Cornell Employees

Submit the date of your last HR background check on the Application Form.

Required Training

All Event Leaders complete required training and understand reporting process.
Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

Look for an invitation email from Abuse Prevention System. That email will provide directions to set up a profile in the Abuse Prevention System and access the required training course. This training should take about an hour to complete.

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Reporting

Review and understand Cornell University's Reporting Requirements. A communication process and contact information specific to each event will also be shared.

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Wrap Up

To complete orientation, please confirm that you:

 

Thank you!

After this orientation process is complete, then you can sign up for events following the event-specific process and forms. 

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