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Alabama 4-H Opportunities Continue Empowering Youth

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AUBURN, Ala. — More than 100 years later, Alabama 4-H empowers youth’s heads, hearts, hands and health. Founded in 1909, Alabama 4-H, which is the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s youth development component, works with young people in each of Alabama’s 67 counties. “The 4-H program provides youth with opportunities and experiences to build their capacity of becoming college and career ready,” ... Read More »

Parents: Be App Savvy to Keep Children and Teens Safe

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AUBURN, Alabama —  Pokémon Go is  taking the world by storm. It has soared to the top of app charts as people engage in nostalgia for the original Pokémon games and play games in public. In addition to Pokémon Go, teens are also online playing games, posting, commenting and sending images. While the Internet can be a fun way to occupy time, there ... Read More »

Find the Right 4-H Club to Fit Your Interests

AUBURN, Ala.- Alabama 4-H has numerous types of clubs. These clubs are available all over Alabama, not just in rural areas. Some counties offer clubs through local school systems, some have after-school specialty clubs and some counties have both. 4-H focuses on youth development and education through various hands-on activities and events. Becoming a 4-H member allows youth to participate in ... Read More »

Holiday Hazards

AUBURN, AL—The holidays are coming up and the last thing people think about are the holiday hazards. Nobody wants to worry during the holidays. Most people have decorations everywhere, food cooking and want to make sure nothing will hurt any body or thing, including kids and pets. People get caught up with the holidays because of the excitement and festivities, but ... Read More »

Save Money This Holiday Season

ONEONTA, AL— The holiday season brings about a spirit of joy, togetherness, generosity and love. We create memories with our families and pass down traditions to younger generations. We spend generously on the ones we love to see the joy on their faces when they open their gifts. At such a special time of the year, stressing about finances is ... Read More »

Communicate with Your Kids

AUBURN, Ala. – October is National Communicate with Your Kids Month. Communication can be challenging, particularly between parent and child. No matter what age or situation, there are hurdles one must overcome to keep a comfortable environment for verbal and nonverbal interactions. In the month of October, we celebrate the sometimes difficult, but always fulfilling task of communicating with your kids. ... Read More »

Allergies During Halloween

AUBURN, AL.—As Halloween is rapidly approaching us, many children are gearing up to go trick-or-treating. While most kids can safely eat all of the candy they get while trick-or-treating, some children have severe food allergies  such as to nuts, gluten or dairy, and some may suffer from  diabetes, which limits their intake of sugary foods.  Dr. Jean Weese, a food safety and quality specialist with ... Read More »

Don’t Get Tricked When Trick or Treating

It’s time for pumpkin patches, jack-o-lanterns, hay rides, colorful leaves–and most exciting for the kids–trick or treating on Halloween! As a parent or as an adult who will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, it is important to know how to keep children safe on Halloween. The following are a few tips for parents and homeowners from Leigh Akins, a ... Read More »

Fostering Healthy Esteem in Children

In a world filled with cyber bullying, instant access to any picture, video or comment, parents’ role to build healthy esteem in their children is more vital than ever. Shannon Kish, a regional family and child development agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, explains why parents need to foster healthy esteem in their children and provides strategies for parents ... 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 »