A great day in a club member’s and leader’s experience! Nebraska 4-H Extension recognizes Academy Science Club as a Club of Excellence at the Awards Dinner.
The Certificate of Excellence reads:
This certificate is presented to Academy for developing enthusiastic young people who boldly take action to demonstrate life skills as capable, caring, confident, competent kids of character thus contributing to the improvement of themselves, their family, their club, their community and their world.
One way clubs might choose to measure their success in meeting that goal is their ability to gain status as a Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence. To receive the designation as a Nebraska 4-H Club of Excellence, 4-H clubs must meet the following:
Have at least five members from at least two different families,
Recite the 4-H Pledge at meetings,
Meet at least six times per year,
Choose/elect youth officers,
Give youth leadership roles,
Have one club project (related to curriculum) which they do together,
Have adult role models/ (parental) involvement,
Are facilitated by organizational and project leaders who have successfully completed the Volunteer Profile,
Have members who perform a presentation or public speaking at the club level or above,
Complete one community service project,
Have members who participate in a county, district or state event(s),
Celebrate member and club achievements.