What is 4-H? 4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-19, who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn-by-doing approach.
Why Join 4-H?
4-H is for the whole family – 4-H can be a shared experience for the whole family; parents, siblings, and relatives can have fun, discover, care, and grow along with their 4-H youth through 4-H projects and activities.
· 4-H gives back – Nebraska 4-H youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Through 4-H, youth build connections with their peers, with adults, and with their communities.
· Lifetime Benefit-Strong Roots, Promising Future- 4-H prepares youth for higher education and potential careers by emphasizing life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, serving others, as well as managing change.
· Connection to University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Through participating in 4-H it allows youth to experience their “first class” at UNL that offers them unique advantages like experiencing campus, scholarships, resources, networks, and more.
Customizable Experience- 4-H offers over 150 different projects – Throughout each project area are hands-on opportunities to learn about science, agricultural literacy, career development and college readiness, citizenship and leadership, as well as healthy living
Both youth and adults should consider joining and supporting 4-H, if they don't already. Through the process of 4-H, youth gain leadership skills without even realizing it and 4-Hers are continuously learning and growing. The 4-H program guarantees it will meet youth’s interests and needs because there is an endless list of activities and programs you can get involved in and it gives you a desire to help others. It is also a fun way to learn and develop a sense of responsibility, and one of the best parts is that youth will have a blast participating in 4-H activities and developing new friendships with fellow 4-Hers.
4-H is a great program and it will be a fun, positive experience for your whole family!
Please contact Antelope County Extension Office if you are interested in joining 4-H! Deadline to enroll in Antelope County 4-H is April 1st. Call and get enrollment form today or go online http://antelope.unl.edu/antelope4h.
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