The holiday season is upon us once again. During this time of year people are feeling more charitable. The 4-H program was built on beliefs of giving back and designed to educate and encourage the youth to learn and grow in their interests, their communities, and their world. The Citizenship and Leadership projects are a part of this main focus on giving back.
Citizenship helps guide the youth in learning the skills to help build teamwork within themselves, their clubs, and their local communities. With each year in the project there are specified areas to focus on. The last of them would be a focus on local government and service projects to learn more about the areas they can give back their communities and develop solutions for any problem they want to help with; whether it is big or small.
Leadership is structured to bring out the best in you. Developing skills to help youth communicate and get along with each other. By building a strong confidence in oneself, the leadership program can guide and teach in decision making skills; a trait that comes in handy when diving head first into the future!
4-H empowers youth with the skills they need for a lifetime. With the Citizenship and Leadership Project we hope to grow “True Leaders” of the world. Be on the lookout for some of the local 4-Her’s while they give back this holiday season. Please stop by the Golden Prairie Extension office in your area if you are interested in ways you can give back through the 4-H Program!
4-H Youth Development
4-H is an opportunity for youth ages 7-19 to learn more about their community (Citizenship); be role models and teach others (Leadership); and explore interest areas that will offer ongoing learning (Life Skills).
We also have a Clover Buds Program for youth ages 5-6!!
Visit the Kansas 4-H website to learn more about program offerings, activities and opportunities available to you.
For more information about joining a 4-H club or other opportunities available through 4-H in The Golden Prairie District just give us a call!
Kansas 4-H Mission
With unique strategies and opportunities, Kansas 4-H Youth Development engages youth in reaching their full potential through partnerships with caring adults.
The four H's of 4-H represent:
Head-critical thinking, problem solving
Heart-self-discipline, integrity, communication
Health-choosing healthy lifestyles