We have gotten direction from our leadership at UW-Madison, Division of Extension that all face-to-face 4-H programming is cancelled until further notice. This includes club meetings, project meetings, and committee meetings. We aren’t sure at this time how long to expect disruption in our programming. Please continue to watch your emails and our website for updates or changes to this plan.
We know this isn’t ideal and it greatly disrupts the 4-H year. Please understand we are taking these precautions to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Hopefully these restrictions will help decrease the amount of time we need to spend in isolation.
Again, more information will be coming so please keep watching your email. As always, we will answer any questions as we are able.
Community Service Information
Service Learning Cloth Face Coverings Activity
Hello 4-H Families!
We know some of you are itching to help out our health care providers and other essential workers. Thank you for your giving spirit! During times of disease outbreak, preventing the accidental spread of a virus protects everyone. Young people can help to prevent the spread by sewing cloth face coverings. The service learning activity plan from Wisconsin 4-H includes guidance for adults and youth in safe and supportive service learning; step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make cloth face coverings that meet CDC guidelines; as well as reflection questions and opportunities to learn even more. Youth can get involved in this important project. Educators and families can support them in doing so safely.
The Cloth Face Coverings Activity Plan was developed by Wisconsin 4-H as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Wisconsin. You can find the lesson plan here.
Additionally, if you are planning on making face coverings for area hospitals, you will need to make sure the pattern given in the lesson plan above matches roughly what each hospital is asking for. You can find a list of hospitals with links to their specific plans below.
- Fort Memorial Hospital: Donation Information, Face Covering Pattern (using Froedtert Hospital pattern)
- Aurora Health Care: Donation Information, Face Covering Pattern
- ProHealth Care: Donation Information, Face Covering Pattern
- Froedtert Hospital: Donation Information, Face Covering Pattern
- Children’s Wisconsin: Donation Information, Face Covering Pattern
- UnityPoint Health – Meriter: Donation Information, Face Covering Pattern , Face Covering Video
- SSM Health: Donation Information
If you have questions, please let us know! And thank you for using your talents to keep yourselves, your family, and others safe.
We hosted a Zoom on March 24, 2020 to answer questions and to share a little about Zoom, the online platform we will be using in the next month or so. Here is a snippet from that meeting to talk you through how to use the basics of Zoom.
- To learn how to join a meeting, click here.
- To learn how to test your audio, click here.
- To read through some frequently asked questions, click here.
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If you have any questions regarding 4-H in Jefferson County, please contact:
4-H Program Educator
Extension, Jefferson County
864 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549-1976