What’s New for Shelby County 4-H; Annual 4-H Kickoff August 26th

August 22, 2018 - Calling all Shelby County youth and parents! Have you ever wanted to learn something new and different while having fun? Well we have it, from cooking, taking pictures, fashion, robotics, shooting sports, raising and showing livestock and much, much more for youth 3rd through 12th grades.  

What is 4-H?
4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. Through 4-H, youth are also taught how to meet the diversities and challenges of today’s society by bringing together youth and adults to design programs that will teach skills for living. 4-H is truly a model of the “learning by doing” teaching concept. It reaches people in their own communities with delivery methods suitable to their needs. 4-H also helps to provide opportunities for families and communities to develop stronger bonds.

Want to Learn about Shelby County 4-H?
Shelby County 4-H is getting ready to start up their new project year with our annual 4-H Kickoff, Awards Ceremony and Volunteer Recognition program which is scheduled for Sunday, August 26th beginning at 2pm at the new Extension gym building at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center. This fun-filled, hands-on event will allow the youth to try their hand at the various projects. 

2018 projects offered include:
Shooting Sports, Photography, Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles, Robotics, Quilts of Valor, Outdoor Challenge, Taxidermy, Horse, Poultry, Beef, Swine, Rabbit, Goat, Sheep, Leadership

Monthly Club Meetings:
Shelby County clubs will meet at the new Extension office the 1st Monday of each month at 6pm (except for September due to holiday). Monthly meetings will feature a theme, a hands-on program, provide a food prepping and tasting opportunity and a fun team building recreation component. For example: September theme will be “4-H Olympics,” the program will a variety of fun, team games such as an obstacle course, blanket name game, chase the balloon, and other activities to build team spirit while having fun getting to know one another.

Scholarship Opportunities:
Shelby County 4-H will be providing up to a $1,000 scholarship for continued education past high school, whether it be college or trade school. The annual winner will be selected on an earned point system for project and club meeting participation, community service, leadership and more.

So, come see what Shelby County 4-H has to offer your child on August 26th. If you have any questions regarding 4-H, please do not hesitate to contact the Shelby County Extension Office at 936-598-7744, Lane Dunn, Ag/NR Agent and Jheri-Lynn McSwain, FCH Agent. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Shelby Extension.