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Alabama 4-H Summer Camp 2015 Preview

“The Alabama 4-H Summer Camp 2015 will host  seven sessions during the month of June, each lasting 2.5 days,” said Marisol Clark,  Alabama 4-H Science School program coordinator. “This year’s camp theme is HAWAII! As campers arrive they will be welcomed with a green or white lei.” Campers ages 9 to 14  will get the opportunity to experience everything camp has to offer. Each group will ... Read More »

Forest in the Classroom

Fourteen Mobile County Schools are participating in the 4-H enrichment program, Classroom in the Forest, Forest in the Classroom. This program is designed to expose young children to the forest environment and teach them about caring for and protecting Alabama’s forests. Alabama Extension agents teaching the curriculum visit grades kindergarten to fifth grade periodically throughout the school year, with every ... Read More »

Alabama’s Chick Chain Project Expanding to Florida

Alabama has had great and growing success with the Chick Chain project since 2013. Now, other states are taking notice and adopting the program to their 4-H programs as well. Florida 4-H is taking on the Chick Chain project after seeing how beneficial and successful it was in Alabama’s 4-H program. The Chick Chain project is a program targeted at ... Read More »

Social Media and Young People–Preventing Negative Effects

Imagine a dinner table surrounded by a family of five in the 1950’s, 60’s or even the 90’s. It includes every family member sharing stories, life lessons and laughter. Now imagine a dinner table in this decade. It is spread out, less interested, and some if not all members are participating in activities through a media outlet. Media has changed ... Read More »

Shooting Sports Championships Preview

Each year the Alabama 4-H program hosts the 4-H S.A.F.E Shooting Sports Championships. The months of March, April, May, July and August are full of excitement and competition as shooters prepare to compete for the title of State and National champions. With competitors ranging in age from 9 to 18, hundreds of 4-H club members “shoot for gold” each year. Conducted as positive youth ... Read More »

Project Pig Squeal Growing Youth

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While many children and teenagers spend their free time riding bikes and playing Xbox, some  Alabama 4-H youth are using their free time bringing home the bacon. Participants from 11 counties across the state are participating in Project Pig Squeal, a 4-H program designed to teach the importance of safe food production through hands-on experience. Each member is responsible for raising ... Read More »

K.I.D.S. Gets Humvee to Aid in Disaster Education

In an ongoing effort to make homes safer, Alabama Extension has partnered with Troy University and the Pike County Emergency Management Agency to develop the Kids Instructed in Disaster Safety program. “We hope through this program we can reduce the impact of disasters by creating a more resilient community,” said Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator. The program was founded in early 2014, ... Read More »

Career Countdown for Alabama Youth

  HUNTSVILLE, AL. – Alabama’s youth are Alabama’s future. With this in mind, Alabama Cooperative Extension System agents throughout the state have built a Career Countdown program to encourage youth career development and education planning. According to Roger Richardson, an Alabama Extension economic and community development specialist at Alabama A&M University, the Career Countdown program is designed to help youth identify their ... Read More »

Simulated Reality Check Helps Students

There are many hard life lessons that cannot be effectively tought in the classroom. The perils of money mismanagement can drastically impact someone’s life. The fact of the matter is, there are many students who are not adequately taught how to manage their finances intelligently. The Alabama Cooperative Extension seeks to change this by using a hands-on financial literacy simulation ... Read More »

Anna Denison Awarded 2015 Ann Barr Honorary 4-H Club Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Auburn University freshman Anna Denison from Opelika has been awarded the Ann Barr Honorary 4-H Club Foundation Scholarship for 2014-15. Denison, an identical twin, has been involved in Alabama 4-H since age 9. She was a member of the Learning Clovers 4-H Club, where she served as secretary and vice president. She also was a member of the 4-H Horse ... Read More »