4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
WELCOME to Henry County 4-H for the 2014 year! My name is Bethany Ratts and I am the 4-H Youth Development Educator for our county along with Margot Alvarez. We are pleased that you have an interest in 4-H and want to learn more about the program.
All youth need caring, supportive relationships in their lives and 4-H Youth Development programs create opportunities for long-term relationships as well as being a fun, safe program to do during the summer.
4-H is a way for youth to develop skills in a specific area, gain practical knowledge and wisdom through observing, doing and living through experiences. It also allows you to build skills, exercise leadership and form relationships with caring adults while helping out your community!
Let’s learn more…
What is 4-H? - Everyone wants to be a part of it, so lets explore what 4-H really is and how you can get involved!
What about those in grades K-2nd grade? We call them Mini 4-H'ers and they can be a part of 4-H too!
***NEW***4-H Enrollment Deadline for 2014***
We are changing the dates of 4-H enrollment beginning in 2014.
Enrollment deadlines are (this is the grade you are in as of January 1, 2014):
Regular 4-H (Grades 3rd -12): January 6th through March 1st.
Mini 4-H (Grades K-2nd): January 6th through April 1st.
Please make note of these new dates. Late fees will still apply as normal. If the deadline falls on a weekend, the Extension Office will accept, without late fees, enrollment forms on the next business day that the office is open.
We can also tell you when your club will be meeting! By attending club meetings, you gain first-hand knowledge and experience about 4-H. Members learn the4-H pledge, mission, vision and motto as well as what the 4-H's stand for!!!
Click here for a list of our current projects.
School Enrichment - Excellent source of curriculum for teachers to use and is a fun way for students to learn and experience a variety of topics through lessons and hands-on activities.
Scholarships: 4-H offers many scholarship opportunities including the: W.G. Smith Scholarship, Henry Co Jr Leader Scholarship and the Henry Co Saddle Club Scholarship.