4-H is a youth development program supported by the land-grant university in each state (in this case Ohio State University) that encourages young people to reach their fullest potential through: Hands-on and experiential learning that facilitates learning by doing; Growth that encourages successes and challenges; Exploring a wide range of opportunities; Providing supportive and nurturing enviroments and relationships that empower young people to voluntarily help themselves and each other.
For additional information contact Janessa Hill, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.674.3015
The 4-H Motto:
"To Make the Best Better"
The 4-H Pledge:
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.
The 4-H Emblem:
- "H" represents on of the four "H's" - Head, Heart, Hand and Health.
- The 4-H name and emblem is protected by Congress, and held in trust by the Secretary of Agriculture.
- In the county, the Extension educators delegate their use to 4-H groups.
Holmes County 4-H is a family affair
Everyone becomes involved in the learning, the business and the fun.
- Learning to Learn - learning through experience leading
- Self and Others - working as a team
- Relating to Others - by accepting diversity
- Communicating with Others - through creative expression.
- Planning and Organizing - by setting short and long term goals.
4-H'ers learn through experience in various ways:
- Community Involvement - volunteer time to help community needs.
- Life Skill Projects and Livestock Projects - develop self-esteem and lifetime interests.
- State & National 4-H Trips - are educational and develop leadership skills.
- School Enrichment Programs - help teachers develop the "whole child," not just teach subject matter.
- Cloverbuds - allows 5 to 8 year old children to become involved with 4-H on a non-competitive basis.