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Youth2019-04-03T19:27:18-07:00

Youth Programs

Who still needs us? Oregon’s Youth!

Our own YOUTH ACTIVITY PROGRAM was new in 2015. So far, we have used it to fund ten scholarships for Youth Club registrations. Other opportunities will present themselves as the fund grows.

Keep Oregon Green.com

Remember how they enriched our grade school days?  Check their website to see how they’ve developed new programs perfect for today’s kids.

Salem Garden Club Youth Education Fund 

Originally set up when Salem Garden Club disbanded. These funds are available by application for youth programs and educational materials. The available portion of this fund is nearing depletion unless it receives donations.  More information, click here.

Other Youth Programs

National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Youth Program

http://gardenclub.org/youth/

Pacific Region Garden Clubs Youth Program

http://www.pacificregiongardenclubs.org/youth.htm

Fred Meyer Community Awards Program

http://www.fredmeyer.com

Do you shop at Fred Meyer? If so, you are now able to link your Rewards Card to the OSFGC Youth Activity Program. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store, sign up online (above) or call 1-866-221-414. The OSFGC organization number is 91407.

Youth Contests

Chairman: Saundra Rassi, hatl8e@aol.com

Deadline: December 1

Youth in kindergarten through 9th grade, in regular and special education classes, may enter this poetry contest. Poems do not have to rhyme and may be written in any of various forms. Entries must be appropriately prepared and submitted to the State Chairman. First places will be forwarded, if eligible, to both Regional and National Chairmen for award consideration. State winners will be awarded cash prizes.

Contact this chairman for complete rules or refer to the National Garden Clubs, Inc. website

http://gardenclub.org/youth/poetry-contest.aspx.

Poetry Themes

2018-2019 Pop Goes the Seed

Chairman: Sue Martino, martino116@charter.net

Deadline: December 1

The essay must be between 600-700 words, with all words counted. See Essay Themes below. All students grade 9 through 12 are eligible.

The state winner will receive a $100 cash prize and it will be sent to Pacific Region for judging. The national winner of the High School Essay contest will receive a $1,000 NGC Scholarship.

Contact this chairman for complete rules and scale of points for judging or refer to the NGC website:

http://gardenclub.org/youth/high-school-essay-contest.aspx

Essay Contest Themes

2018-2019 The Impact of Bottled Water on the Environment and the Water Supply

Chairman: Carolyn Olley, molley1755@comcast.net

Deadline: January 10

The Youth Sculpture Contest is sponsored by National Garden Clubs, Inc. Its purpose is to encourage youth to help keep our planet green by reusing discarded materials in a creative way. Children in grades 4 through 8 are eligible to enter.

The Contest Rules and a Scale of Points are posted on the NGC website

http://gardenclub.org/youth/youth-sculpture-contest.aspx.

First places will be forwarded, if eligible, to both Regional and National Chairmen for award consideration. State winners will receive cash prizes.

Chairman: Carolyn Olley, molley1755@comcast.net

Deadline: January 10

The Youth Sculpture Contest is sponsored by National Garden Clubs, Inc. Its purpose is to encourage youth to help keep our planet green by reusing discarded materials in a creative way. Children in grades 4 through 8 are eligible to enter.

The Contest Rules and a Scale of Points are posted on the NGC website

http://gardenclub.org/youth/youth-sculpture-contest.aspx.

First places will be forwarded, if eligible, to both Regional and National Chairmen for award consideration. State winners will receive cash prizes.

Chairman: Phyllis Olson at Bloomsgreens@gmail.com

Deadline: January 10

These are State-only Awards.  Send all entries to this chairman by the deadline and include name, age, sponsoring club and district, school name and grade.  If home-schooled, include parents’ names.  Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places. Note: a “Youth Release for Publication Form” may be required.  It is available on this website under FORMS.   The categories follow:

Youth Recycling Essay Contest (students grades 8 through 12)

The essay must be typed and be between 150-200 words.  The theme for 2019 is “Implementing Recycling in our Schools”

Youth Recycling Design Contest – Machine (students grades 3 through 9)

Design a machine to help reduce waste in school.  Draw a picture illustrating your idea and send to this chairman.  You may use up to two pieces of 12 x 18-inch paper.

Youth Recycling Design Contest – Outdoor Art (for high school students)

Create a hanging or standing outdoor art piece using discarded electronic items such as floppy discs, keyboard and printer parts, etc.  Be creative.  Take pictures of the art.  On a separate piece of paper list all items used and where they can be taken to be recycled.  Send the list along with the photos to this chairman via postal mail or email.

Youth Gardens

The Children’s Garden at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital. Portland OR

http://ahsgardening.org/uploads/pdfs/TAG_SO17_Healing_Garden.pdf 

Children’s Garden at The Oregon Garden. Silverton OR

http://www.oregongarden.org/childrens-garden/

Forms

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