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Upcoming Northeast Clover Academy sessions

The Northeast Region’s Clover Academy is designed to build 4-H professionals' capacity in best practices of positive youth development while building a network of support amongst colleagues throughout the region. The primary purpose is to support newer 4-H professionals, but all are welcome to join the sessions.

Trauma Informed Practices

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

When: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Please register here by October 10th to receive the zoom link for the presentation.

Nationally, 4-H has made a commitment to provide opportunities for all youth to thrive! In order to do this, 4-H professionals must commit to increasing understanding of common principles related to diversity, inclusion, and equity. This session will focus on understanding terminology and practices related to access, equity, and culturally relevant teaching. Additionally, this session will focus on trauma informed practice. Trauma is historical, structural, political, intergenerational, interpersonal and embodied. So then, must be our healing. This session will introduce these concepts and share strategies to implement them in our work.


Dr. Nia Imani Fields University of Maryland Extension

Sarah Kleinman, MPA

University of Vermont Extension – College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

4-H Volunteer Development 101

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023 (Please mark the date in your calendar. Watch for more details.)

When: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Working with 4-H volunteers is not an easy job- but it is an important piece of the 4-H program. Join us as we walk you through the ISOTURE volunteer management model. This interactive session will look at everything from role descriptions and screening volunteers to recognition ideas and the importance of volunteer impact. You’ll leave the workshop with some tips, tricks and ideas to help you strengthen your volunteer program and meet new colleagues from the region

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