4-H Youth & Development

4-H is a Youth Development Organization that belongs to the members, their families and other interested adults who serve as volunteer leaders. Professional leadership is given to the program by Cooperative Extension Service faculty of the University of Florida. Support for 4-H programs is a joint effort of local county government, the University of Florida and the United States Department of Agriculture.

4-H is young people sharing, doing and learning together in all kinds of projects, events and activities in informal situations with guidance of their families and other volunteer adult leaders. Regardless of the structure, a 4-H group may involve 4-H families, neighbors, relatives and others. They will have fun learning and working together in the home, neighborhood and community.

Members choose projects that fit them and the places where they live. Group activities and events such as contests, trips, camps, fairs, shows and conferences provide additional opportunities and learning experiences. Most 4-H clubs have meetings once or twice a month. During these business meetings, decisions are made relative to group sponsored activities, community service efforts, project opportunities, fund-raising efforts, etc.

Sewing Camp

2015 Sewing Adventures Day Camp

The Sewing and Science Adventure Camp was held June 15th-June 18th and included a full week of activities. The campers received a sewing machine on the 1st day of camp and using a series of projects of increasing complexity they built on their skill levels.

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How your children will benefit from 4-H:

Through the eyes of a youngster a 4-H'er will:

  • Learn, make, or do things that are appealing and are meaningful to them
  • Make friends, belong to a group, and give and receive acceptance and affection
  • Have a good time, which makes learning appealing and enjoyable

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