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Thursday, October 11, 2018

National 4-H week


October is a great time to get together with friends both old and new. That is exactly what 4H youth, their parents, alumni and volunteers will do to celebrate the 76th National 4-H week

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world."
-4-H Pledge

National 4-H week is a great way to bring together youth and volunteers from every small little groups with the larger 4-H family across the nation. For over one hundred years 4-H has been empowering youth with leadership skills they need to succeed in life.

4-H is part of youth development program created by the Cooperative Extension System of land - grant universities. Over 100 public universities all over America are involved. In suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities. There are learning experiences that young people learn via caring adults and volunteers.

The power of young people is what 4-H tries to bring out. Every child has their own personal valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. As the world's largest youth development organization 4H has more than 6 million youth members, 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals and more than 25 million alumni. I am one of those alumni being part of 4H for many years, in fact my entire family my parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles were all part of 4H

The goal of 4-H is to empower and educate children about leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Fun, learning, exploring and discovering are all equal parts of 4H. Hands on learning is the manner in which youth are taught. The aspects of 4H:

  • head
  • heart
  • hands
  • health
Young people will develop skills of making friends, becoming a leader and learning how to help in the community. A chance to find their own interest and work on developing them is what 4H is all about. From photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep each member will be able to learn about what interest them. 


Interested in 4H ?? Then check out your local unit
 

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