What is 4-H all about?

4-H is more than just a club!!!  4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering.  In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas.  Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special education opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers.  These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities.

4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep.  They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences and they learn to be leaders and active citizens.

In 4-H clubs, they serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision – making.  In a growing number of communities, 4-H youth serve as youth representatives in municipal or county government or as members of Teen courts.  They give back to their communities.  4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.

Jackson County 4-H Projects: Beef, Lamb/Goat, Poultry, Swine, Rabbit, Clothing and Textile, Roundup, Foods and Nutrition, Photography, Leadership, Livestock Judging, Public Speaking, Recreation, Shooting Sports, Veterinary Science, and Wildlife.

Other Projects Available: Consumer Life Skills, Dog, Horse, Horticulture, Dairy Judging, Horse Judging, Grass ID/Range Management, Meat Science and much more.

More 4-H Information can be found  here .

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