All Tennessee 4-H
programs are designed to impact one or more of the five basic
competency areas which define the range of behaviors and skills
identified as essential for adult success.
These life skills include:
Through an emphasis on exercise and proper nutrition, 4-H'ers are encouraged to develop habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle which will continue in adulthood.
comfortable with yourself, cooperating with others, forming
friendships, assuming responsibility and having self-discipline are
important components of social development. The Tennessee 4-H
program provides its members with opportunities to develop and enhance
these skills through participation in club activities, camps,
conferences and service projects.
Learning is an on-going part of life. Participation in 4-H
projects allows members to choose specific areas of interest and
increase their knowledge of those areas through activities. Project work
also involves setting goals, evaluating progress, record keeping and
communicating knowledge to others.
club aims to provide its members with opportunities to gain an
awareness of and explore a wide variety of career and vocational
options. The life skills developed through 4-H
participation help prepare young people for successful professional
careers. Emphasis is also placed on avocational options and use of
Knowledge and understanding of the history and values of community or nation contribute to good citizenship. Involvement in the 4-H
program not only teaches young people to appreciate others and learn
about their surroundings, but also encourages them to become involved
and find ways to make positive contributions to society