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Yaritza Ileana Morales

Program Officer II
She/Ella

Summary

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation's rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. 4-H is the youth development education program of the University of Nevada, Reno Extension.

4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in the United States with over 7 million members. There are over 49,000 young people engaged in 4-H programs across the state of Nevada. The 4-H program promotes life skills development through an expanding number of delivery modes: 4-H community and project clubs, military and 4-H after-school programs; special interest groups; school enrichment; camping and more.

4-H participants are all youth, ages 5 to 19, taking part in programs provided as the result of actions planned and initiated by Extension personnel in cooperation with volunteers. 4-H is characterized as being community centered, volunteer led, Extension staff supervised, research-based, home and family oriented, publicly and privately funded and responsive to change. It offers youth opportunities in communications, leadership, career development, citizenship, healthy living, science, technology, engineering and math and more.

Yaritza Ileana formerly worked for CCSD and has been active volunteer for the Latino Youth Leadership Conference (LYLC) since 2013. She enjoys being involved with various community organizations and has a passion for working with youth and the diverse communities in Las Vegas through community service and education.

Education

Spanish B.A University of Nevada, Las Vegas - English B.A University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Programs

4-H Shooting Sports - archery

4-H Shooting Sports

The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth and conservation ethics.

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4-H Student Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC) Club

4-H Afterschool SNACs are student led 4-H clubs that promote leadership skills that focus on healthy living, nutrition, physical activity, cooking, and public speaking.

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Clark County (Las Vegas) 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in the general Clark County area.

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Clark County 4-H Afterschool Program

Extension provides 4-H programming in the afterschool setting. Students learn-by-doing in 4-H Afterschool.

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Clark County 4-H Summer Day Camp

Join us for the 4-H Summer Adventures Day Camp where there will be fun activities for everyone!

Honors and Awards

4-H Impact Champion Award Winner - 2022

Service

NAE4-HYDP Communication and Expressive Arts National 4-H Working Group.