The success of 4-H is due to partnerships and teamwork between parents, volunteers, teachers and Extension agents. As a teacher, you work directly on a daily basis with students to prepare them for life. But, you have an opportunity to do more!
Our goals are simple:
· To provide safe and nurturing environments for youth at all time.
positive, hands-on learning experiences for young people to help them
learn and strengthen important skills that will help them develop into
capable, competent and contributing citizens in their communities.
exists because of the partnerships of caring adults. Volunteers and
parents are mentors and leaders - they are key elements to sustain our
motto - “to make the best better.” Volunteers and parents make the best
4-H experiences possible!
provide opportunities. They teach project subject matter for youth to
gain knowledge; they teach new skills, and provide opportunities and
experiences for youth to master skills learned. With each trained
volunteer comes a wealth of knowledge and skills providing a diverse and
quality program for youth in the county.
parents increase the quality and variety of the experiences offered to
members. When supportive parents are present there is:
· a higher completion rate of 4-H projects,
· increased in-depth exploration of subject matter interest,
· increased and consistent attendance at club meetings,
· more involvement in 4-H program opportunities beyond the club/county level,
· an increased commitment, better attitudes and more goal driven accomplishments by youth.
4-H, families network - they work together, learn together, support
each other, solve challenges, have fun and celebrate accomplishments
4-H is about youth, family and building communities- get involved!
To learn more about the 4-H program in your county and ways you can be involved contact the Extension office in in your county!