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Extension Professionals Present NEFE Program, Equip Teachers

SELMA, ALA.—Alabama Extension professionals presented a workshop on the High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) to Dallas County area educators recently at the Dallas County Farmers Co-Operative. The program, fully funded by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) and cost-free for educators, offers a full set of resources developed to facilitate interactional education between teens in grades eight through 12 ... Read More »

Socializing Children in After-School Activities

AUBURN, Ala. – In today’s fast-paced world, socialization can be considered key to success, even at a young age. For parents of young children, scheduling realistic school activities for their children can be a tough task to balance. (Photo /  Wikipedia)  According to Dr. Adrienne Duke,  Alabama Cooperative Extension System specialist and Auburn University assistant professor in human development and family studies,  ... Read More »

4-H Football Day Nov. 21 at Auburn University

Auburn, AL—4-H members and volunteers from around the state will converge on the Auburn University campus Nov. 21 for a fun-filled day, and enjoy tailgating, Tiger Walk, pregame festivities including the Eagle flight and the football game. 4-H Football Day is sponsored by The Alabama Cooperative System, Alabama 4-H and Auburn University Athletics. Nancy Alexander, an Alabama Extension specialist in ... Read More »

Youth Participate In Alabama National Fair

AUBURN, AL—With fall now in full swing, it can only mean one thing. It’s fair season. The Alabama National Fair will run from Oct. 30 through Nov. 8 in Montgomery, and will offer various events for the entire family. Among the popular livestock competitions, there are many that are solely for youth. There are youth categories in showing beef and dairy cattle, ... Read More »

Outdoor Classroom Workshops Available in October

AUBURN, Alabama— 4-H, alongside the Alabama Wildlife Federation, will host workshops on “How to Develop an Effective and Sustainable Outdoor Classroom.” Workshops, taught by April Waltz, conservation education specialist and outdoor classroom coordinator for AWF, are set for Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Florence, Thursday, Oct. 22 in Huntsville and Wednesday Oct. 28 in South Birmingham. Doyle Keasal, an environmental educator ... Read More »

4-H Programs: How to Get Involved

AUBURN, AL—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 4-H program relies on collaboration from youth, Extension specialists and agents, and volunteers to succeed. Alabama 4-H is a non-formal, hands-on learning program that promotes positive social interaction. The programs are open to youth ages 9 through 18, according to Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director of 4-H and youth development with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. ... Read More »

Walker County 4-H Member Building for Future

Walker County 4-H Member

For Alabama 4-H member, Morgan Humphries, her interest in Alabama 4-H was sparked when her aunt started a 4-H rabbit club. She was interested in learning how to raise rabbits and from there she began her journey in Alabama 4-H. Along her journey, Morgan has made many memories but her favorite was when she and her Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program ... Read More »

Volunteers Irreplaceable Assets in 4-H Programs

Photo courtesy of 4-H photo library.

Auburn, Alabama —April 10 through 15  is National Volunteer Week, and a great time to say thank you to all of the volunteers that contribute to Alabama 4-H. The youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System,  4-H is a program designed to foster skill development in young people. For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has helped ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Paddles with RiverKids Program

Auburn, Ala. –Alabama offers a bounty of year-round sunshine, scenery and water to enjoy.  Its 78,438 miles of navigable waterways offer many exciting opportunities to residents and visitors to have fun while exploring nature. As such, paddle sports have become an increasingly popular form of outdoor recreation throughout the state. Alabama 4-H has partnered with the Alabama Scenic River Trail to ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H and CAC Form Partnership

Alabama 4-H has announced a new partnership and community service initiative with the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. This initiative is being led by Joy Maxwell, a 4-H leadership and citizenship state specialist, Sheila Weber, Teens Getting Involved for the Future (TGIF) program coordinator and Gina South, state director of the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Weber actually ... Read More »