Check Out 4-H Today
Ami Lin, 4-H Youth Development Agent
K-State Research & Extension - Johnson County
Happy 4-H New Year!
October marks the start of a new 4-H year and if you have been wondering if 4-H is a good fit for your family, this will be the perfect opportunity to attend a 4-H club meeting. When you walk into a 4-H Club meeting, you will see families coming together, youth taking leadership, and learning by doing.
In 4-H, we believe that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. 4-H is America’s largest youth development organization - empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
With 19 community clubs in the county, there are many opportunities for youth to learn and grow. Find a list of 4-H Clubs at https://www.johnson.k-state.edu/4-h/about-join/clubs/.
Why Choose 4-H?
- It is a family program - one program for your entire family.
- There is something for every child - With over 30 project areas to choose from, there is something for every child.
- Opportunities to participate in club, county, regional, state, and national events.
- Opportunities to develop leadership and find peer and adult role models in your community.
- 4-H’ers practice public speaking with every project in a safe and welcoming environment.
- The research-based 4-H experience includes a Caring Adult Relationship; a Hands-On, Skill-Building Project; and a Meaningful Leadership opportunity.
Independent research proves the unparalleled impact of the 4-H experience. 4-H’ers are:
- Four times more likely than peers to take action in their communities.
- Two times more likely than peers to make healthy choices.
- Two times more likely than peers to pursue STEM opportunities outside of school.
If you or someone you know is interested in joining 4-H, contact the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-715-7000.