4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Thrive Educational Series Resources

As you read through the 4-H Thrive materials you will discover that the concepts presented emphasize educational practices as well as personal development of thriving skills.  Age-appropriate, research-based educational materials are both fun and engaging and are available for youth at each stage of their development

We strongly encourage that you don’t combine age groups.  The educational materials cover the thriving concepts (Sparks, Goal Management, Mindset and the 6 Cs and Self-Reflection) within the contexts of intelligence, personality, SET (Science, Engineering and Technology), and Healthy Living. 

All lessons follow 4-H’s Experiential Learning Model for maximum engagement and retention. 

All series have recognition pins that can be ordered from All Action Awards.  

Have questions about the curricula or need support? please contact Scott Mautte at scmautte@ucanr.edu 

Download Free Curriculum and Purchase Materials Below

Thrive Educational Series

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iSprout (ages 5-8) educational track focuses on becoming capable, competent, caring and contributing citizens. Activities throughout the curriculum focus on the following four topics: Knowing Me, Knowing My Family, Knowing 4-H and Knowing My Community. All activities are in one facilitator’s guide.

iSprout Concepts presented emphasize educational practices as well as personal development of thriving skills.  Age-appropriate, research-based educational materials are both fun and engaging and are available for youth at each stage of their development.

Download iSprout Curriculum 

 iSprout Head Sticker

iSprout Heart Sticker

iSprout Hands Sticker

iSprout Health Sticker

 

Download iGrow SET

iGrow (ages 9-11) contains language and activities that are specifically designed for the age group. 

iGrow SET is designed specifically for members ages 9-12 and explores the thriving practices (Sparks, Growth Mindset, Goal Management, Self Reflection) in the context of Science, Engineering and Technology. 

The iGrow SET Curriculum has 5 chapters and is suggested to be used over 10 meetings in sequential order. 

Download iGrow SET

 

Supplementary materials needed for iGrow SET:

  • Sparks Cards
  • Field of Science Cards

Order these materials in an iGrow SET Kit or Individually

 

 

Dowload iGrow HL

iGrow HL is designed specifically for members ages 9-11 and is a great introduction to both the thriving practices (Sparks, Growth Mindset, Goal Management, Self Reflection) as well as two of the key foundational practices of healthy youth development (safety and relationship building).

The iGrow HL Curriculum has 4 chapters and is suggested to be used over 10 meetings.

 Download iGrow HL

 

 

Supplementary materials needed for iGrow HL:

  • Community Map
  •  Sparks Cards
  •  Food Group Posters
  •  iGrow Healthy Living Message Seeds
  •  iGrow Healthy Living Detour Cards
  •  Food Cards

Order these materials in an iGrow HL Kit or Individually

iGrow Video Resources

Video: Jamie Oliver Food Revolution (Chapter 1)

Video: Growth vs. Fixed Mindset (Chapter 2)

Video: Wise Praise (Chapter 2)

Video: The Rider & the Elephant (Chapter 3)

Video: Watermelon Cake (Chapter 7)

 

 

Dowload iThrive 1 - Intelligence

iThrive 1- Intelligence is designed specifically for teenagers and is a great introduction to both the thriving practices (Sparks, Growth Mindset, Goal Management, Self Reflection) as well as two of the key foundational practices of healthy youth development (safety and relationship building).

The iThrive 1 Curriculum has 8 chapters and is suggested to be used over 10 meetings. Curriculum comes with a copy of the iChampion Leader's Guide. 

                            Download iThrive 1 Leader Guide

                             Download iThrive 1 Member Guide

Supplementary materials needed for iThrive1:

Please check with your county office to check out the prop box for iThrive1

 

 

Download iChampion2

iThrive 2 - Personality is designed specifically for teenagers and builds upon both the thriving practices (Sparks, Growth Mindset, Goal Management, Self Reflection) as well as two of the key foundational practices of healthy youth development (safety and relationship building) that are introduced in iThrive 1.

The iThrive 2 Curriculum has 8 chapters and is suggested to be used over 9 meetings. Curriculum comes with a copy of the iChampion Leader's Guide.

                     Download iThrive 2 Leader Guide

                       Download iThrive 2 Member Guide

Supplementary materials needed for iThrive2:

Please check with your county office to check out the prop box for  iThrive2.

iThrive2 Video Resources

Freedom Writers 

Lion King 

Sarah Kay B on TED 

Finding Forrester Clip

 

Download iChampion3

iThrive3 SET is designed specifically for teenagers and explores the thriving practices (Sparks, Growth Mindset, Goal Management, Self Reflection) in the context of Science, Engineering and Technology. 

The iThrive SET Curriculum has 6 chapters and is suggested to be used over 10 meetings in sequential order.   Curriculum comes with a copy of the iChampion Leader's Guide. 

                      Download iThrive 3 Leader Guide

                       Download iThrive 3 Member Guide

 

Supplementary materials needed for iThrive3 SET:

  • Sparks Cards
  • Field of Science Cards

Order these materials in an iThrive3 SET Kit or Individually

 

 

Download iChampion4

iThrive4 HL is designed specifically for teenagers and is a great introduction to both the thriving practices (Sparks, Growth Mindset, Goal Management, Self Reflection) as well as two of the key foundational practices of healthy youth development (safety and relationship building).

The iThrive Healthy Living Curriculum has 7 chapters and is suggested to be used over 10 meetings. Curriculum comes with a copy of the iChampion Leader's Guide. 

                     Download iThrive 4 Leader Guide

                       Download iThrive 4 Member Guide

 

Supplementary materials needed for iThrive4 HL:

  • Community Map
  •  Sparks Cards
  •  Food Group Posters
  •  iGrow Healthy Living Message Seeds
  •  iGrow Healthy Living Detour Cards
  •  Food Cards

Order these materials in an iThrive4 HL Kit or Individually

iThrive 4 Video Resources

Video: The Elephant & The Rider (First Meeting)

Video: Executive Chef Cris Comerford (Chapter 3)

Video: Jamie Oliver Food Revolution (Chapter 5)

Video: Billy Elliot (Chapter 5)

Video: How to Make a Watermelon Cake (Chapter 7)

Thrive Educational Series Resources

Resources for the 4-H Thrive Educational Series are available by focus area.  These resources can include activity sheets, supplemental articles and videos.  Please click on the curricula in the left-hand menu bar for the series that you wish to get resources for.

The "Keep in Mind" sheets are 1-2 page overviews of each of the four skill building areas of the 4-H Thrive Educational Materials.  Each sheet has:

  • Key messages for the area
  • Objectives to accomplish around that area
  • Tips for ensuring a youth-driven approach 

Sparks        Goal Management    Mindset    6 C's & Self-Reflection

 

Want to get more familiar with the thriving concepts?  Check out the short 15 minute online courses around each of the four skill building areas by clicking here.

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