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4-H What’s It All About?
|Phone: 757-382-6348||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Address: 310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
4-H is fun for Families
4-H provides an opportunity for families to experience fun together. Families can take an interest in 4-H projects and activities with youth. Families may give encouragement while allowing youth to learn by mistakes, as well as successes.
Families gain more from 4-H by attending meetings regularly and by getting involved in 4-H activities. Clubs encourage the entire family to be a part of the meetings, community service events, trips and activities.
Families can help youth prepare for real life experiences through 4-H by showing them the value of learning, helping youth carry out their duties in a club, and encouraging them to follow through on their responsibilities.
4-H helps families care for one another by working together, spending time together and learning together. Stronger families are built by showing interest in each family member's activities.
What is 4-H?
- A fun, hands-on learning experience
- An informal educational program
- For youth between the ages of 5-19
- Available to all youth in all communities
» 4-H Cloverbuds is a special program for youth ages 5-8.
Why do young people like 4-H?
4-H gives youth a chance to:
- Learn new things
- Develop new skills
- Travel to new places
- Experience new situations
- Make new friends
And most importantly...
- Have lots of fun!
What does it cost to join 4-H?
- 4-H has no membership fee.
- No uniforms are required.
- There may be minimal cost for some activities.
How do you join 4-H?
- Call the Chesapeake Extension office to find a club near you.
- Check out opportunities for starting a new club in your community.
Who conducts 4-H?
- Virginia Cooperative Extension conducts the Virginia 4-H Program.
- Local volunteers work in partnership with Extension staff.
How often and where do 4-H clubs meet?
- Most clubs meet once a month.
- The 4-H year runs from October 1st to September 30.
- 4-H clubs meet throughout every city and county in Virginia.
What are 4-H projects?
- Fun, hands-on learning.
- Challenging learning experiences on a special subject chosen by the youth member.
- Currently there are more than 175 projects available to choose from.
What do the four H's stand for?
- My HEAD to clearer thinking
- My HEART to greater loyalty
- My HANDS to larger service
- My HEALTH to better living
- For my club, my community, my country, and my world.
If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Jocelyn D. Pearson, Chesapeake Extension Office, at 757-382-6348/TDD* during business hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
*TDD number is 800-828-1120.