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.
There is approximately 60,000 Texas youth who are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 600,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through unique educational opportunities at school, in after-school programs, or at the 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. A list of 4-H projects is available online. They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences. 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. 4-H members give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people in need.
Visit the District 8 4-H Youth Development website for more information!