Escambia County Extension Services encourages residents to join in observing National 4-H Week Oct. 6-12, which celebrates the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
“Escambia County 4-H members develop life skills, have fun with their friends, and learn by doing in a variety of areas including robotics, performing arts, shooting sports, camping, cooking, raising animals-the list goes on and on,” said Brian Estevez, Escambia County 4-H agent.
The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country ̶ from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities ̶ are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.
Escambia County 4-H had a record year in 2018-2019 with over 400 youth enrolled in a 4-H club and over 5,000 youth being impacted by at least six hours of 4-H programming. Escambia County 4-H members also won statewide 4-H judging, speaking, and cooking contests, with multiple members earning college scholarships.
To learn more about how you can get involved, visit http://www.4-h.org/.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/4H.