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Fundamentals of 4-H


Mya Rushton

on 6 October 2015

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Transcript of Fundamentals of 4-H

4-H Fundamentals
4-H Youth Develpment
Young people in 4-H are uniquely prepared to step up to the challenges of a complex, changing world.

Let's talk clover and more
The 4-H's
Program Areas
Healthy Living
So how? In clubs doing projects!

Robotics-(Most interesting-basketball)
Public Speaking

There are over 100 projects to choose from in PA
MISSION: 4-H Empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults
Parli Pro
Community Service
and then we...
4-H Facts for 100 please...
and in true 4-H fashion...ACTIVITY!
Climb The Leadership Ladder
Club opportunities & leadership positions
County Opportunities
County Leadership positions
Multi county/regional opportunities
Multi county/regional leadership positions
State opportunities
State leadership positions
National opportunities
National leadership positions
Serve nearly 205,000 youth
(Slightly more females than males)
Citizenship- 537
Healthy Living-33,820
Volunteers (screened and cleared-5697
Highest project (Embry)-37,725
State Officers for 12 Years
We are 103 years old
Largest state fairs, we have 2
Here's Why...Experiential Learning-John Dewy
Slogan: Learn By Doing
Support Structure
Only Youth Org part of Land Grant Institutions (1862)
Extension (extend the arm of knowledge)
Public Partner-USDA/NIFA (Natl Inst of Food and Ag)
4-H Headquarters
Private Partner-National 4-H Council
NAE4-HA Professional Association
PAE4-HA PA Professional Association
State Extension Directors
State 4-H Program Leaders
State Staff, District Directors and County Educators
School Enrichment

Where can you find 4-H?
Got 4 leaves and a motto too!
Fun Facts

People Learn Best by:
Reading 10%
Hearing 20%
Discussion 70%
Discussion & Doing 90%
So how's PA doing? Survey says...
... small
Multi County
Design Teams
Leadership Positions
State & Natl. Opportunities
State Leadership Conference
Capital Days
National Conference
State Achievement Days
State Council/Officer Team
National Congress
Council Exchange
Other Opportunities include:

Ag Progress Days
PA Dept of AG
Govenor's Residence
4-H & Extension Tailgate
National Youth Science Day
Farm City Day
State BBQ Championships
Farm Preservation
Farm Show (our state fair)
Fox Chase

FB: Pennsylvania 4-H
Twitter: PA4H
Instagram: Penn4H
Pinterest: Pennsylvania 4-H
Snapchat: Pa4-h
Follow Us:
In a nutshell:
world's largest youth org
6 million youth across the US
organized by the 1862 and 1890 land grand institutions
25 million alumni
Researched based
For everyone, everywhere
The Research: (Tufts University)

Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);
Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);
Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);
Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time (Grades 10 – 12); and
4-H girls are two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.
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