4-H Youth Development
Fully Bloomed Students: Ready to Apply their Skills
Sinajana, GUAM – On May 16, 2017, 4-H visited CL Taitano’s 4th Grade class with Mr. Borja, for the last time this school year. Bringing our Floriculture workshops to an end Mr. Borja’s class was able to complete the final step of creating their class garden. Before the students stepped out to work on the last part of their workshop, they learned the importance of 4-H Life Skill Cooperation which teaches the students to work together towards a common purpose. Finalizing our workshop with this Life Skill gives 4-H the final opportunity to see the growth of the students through all their
workshops. As the students communicate with one another, set goals, interact with one another and their mentors they are able to build and maintain trust with their 4-H mentors, classmates and homeroom teacher. As well as inquire their last questions that will help them make the right decisions to produce results and manage conflict, but most importantly by the end of the workshop the students are able to show that they have accepted the responsibility of being gardeners, leaders, and responsible citizens in their schools, families and communities.
During the day’s activity, the students were able to complete their garden by breaking into groups to help finish their tire bed and flower pots. The students continued to learn about transplanting and seed germination. As the school year comes to an end the they will be on their own in maintaining their garden. Through 4-H guidance over the
last six weeks the students are equipped with the knowledge on maintaining their own garden, along with the betterment of obtaining and practicing Life Skills such as Goal Setting, Wise Use of Resources, Team Work, Communication, Personal Safety and Cooperation to help them become responsible citizens, students, and leaders in their homes, school, and community.