The Heart of Belonging

Learn how to guide youth in developing a list of club or group expectations that accommodates all members, to support youth with special needs, and discover resources to help you in your role as a caring adult. Leave with activities that will help you foster positive behavior, belonging, and inclusion in your club!

Recorded broadcast training: Thursday, October 8, 2015 and Tuesday, October 13, 2015 

Host Site Facilitator Resources and Training Handouts

Facilitator Training Webinar (Recorded September 24 using Adobe Connect)

Host Site Lesson Plan Heart of Belonging   – this includes the script from the PowerPoint and specific supplies to conduct the e-Forum.
Welcoming and Encouraging Booklet

Hot Sheets from Iowa

  1. The Law
  2. Making Adaptations
  3. Learning Disabilities
  4. Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  5. Children and Youth with Autism
  6. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Creating Club Guidelines
An Inclusive Environment with Chain of Diversity Activity
Inclusive 4-H Club Scenarios Worksheet
The Heart of Belonging PowerPoint
Special Accommodation Request Form
Inclusive 4-H (University of Wyoming)
Owl Drawing (Please do NOT distribute this file to participants before the session)

Essential Elements resources:  4-H designs successful youth development programs and services around specific ingredients: the Essential Elements. Each of the eight Essential Elements is vital to the positive development of youth. When 4-H professionals and volunteer leaders focus on these elements, youth derive long-term benefits from their 4-H membership.

Evaluation – paper copies for those without computer access to the computer evaluation

North Central Region 2014 and 2015 Salute to Excellence Award Winners




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