Anderson County 4-H is made up of kids in 3rd-12th grade who want to learn, grow, and develop skills that will aid them for the rest of their lives. 4-H is a personal development aimed at teaching kids life skills through the use of Ag and non-Ag projects. we are more than just raising cows in our back yards: however, we do that pretty well, too! 4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens. 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 provide opportunities for families and communities to develop stronger bonds.
The 4-H program is a voluntary, non-formal education program offered to ALL youth regardless of race, color, genes, national origin, residence, or handicap. the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, which is part of the Texas A&M University System. County and district 4-H programs are directed by Extension staff that also provides training and support to volunteers who work with 4-H members. The Texas 4-H Youth and Development Program serves youth in all 254 counties in Texas.
Young people in 4-H have opportunities to learn about citizenship, leadership, foods and nutrition, healthy lifestyles, veterinary science, mechanics and technology, horticulture, agriculture, and MANY other subjects! To teach people about these subjects, 4-H uses a learn-by-doing method of instruction. The 4-H program that each member selects according to their interest and ability is the program’s cornerstone. Projects involve setting goals and evaluating progress. The skills and knowledge learned in 4-H will help members become more engaged individuals and citizens.
For more information on Anderson County 4-H, check out our Facebook page or contact the Extension office!