4‑H empowers young people to be true leaders by providing experiences, which is learning through doing. True leaders are young people who have confidence, work well with others, overcome challenges, and stick with a job until it “gets done”. As the nation’s largest youth development organization, youth participate in hands-on projects such as citizenship, communication, health, science, and agriculture, side by side with caring and knowledgeable adults. Youth in 5 year-old Kindergarten through one year past high school graduation can join 4-H.
Adult volunteers provide caring and supportive mentoring to the 4-H youth. Adult volunteers are needed in the over 70 different project areas, such as photography, robotics, or swine, but also in a more general capacity for roles such as chaperones and leadership development. You do not have to be a parent of a 4-H member to be a volunteer.
To join Racine County 4-H as a youth member or adult volunteer, visit http://wi.4honline.com after Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. and create a profile. For information on community clubs in Racine County, visit http://racine.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/local-4-h-clubs/. For more information, find us on Facebook, visit our website, or call the office (262-767-2929).