Wednesday, September 5, 2012

4-H Programs Gearing Up!

Find a meeting near you!

Who is 4-H?

4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.

With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.

As the youth development program of the nation’s 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results. The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth engaged with 4-H are:
  • Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school; 
  • Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college; 
  • 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and 
  • 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.

Upcoming Local 4-H Events

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4-H'ers everywhere are pursuing their passions, accomplishing the extraordinary and meeting new challenges head on. You are key to their success! By giving to 4-H, you open the door for young people to discover the best within themselves and to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.
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With 6 million youth, 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni, 4-H supports young people in every county in America in programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators. A partnership with 4-H will drive your business and philanthropic objectives.
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Find 4-H

With programs in every state and county across America, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and more than 80 countries around the world, 4-H is available to everyone. To get started, parents and children can connect with their local 4-H office to see what opportunities are available nearby.
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Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. They mentor 4-H youth, coordinate local community clubs, and help to plan and run events. Contact your local 4-H office to learn about how to apply and receive training to be a 4-H volunteer.
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