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4-H Program Creates Positive Social Media Atmosphere for Kids

Volunteer leader helping young girl

 AUBURN, Ala. — The influence social media has on adolescents has become a prominent subject in recent years. This group of adolescents is not only developmentally vulnerable, but today’s youth make up the largest user base on social networking sites. According to a report by Common Sense Media, 75 percent of teenagers in America currently have profiles on social networks. Sixty-eight percent ... Read More »

Thigpen Joins Alabama 4-H Foundation Board

AUBURN, Alabama — Carl S. Thigpen joined the Alabama 4-H Foundation Board recently. Thigpen is executive vice president and chief investment officer of Protective Life Corporation, a post he has held since 2007. He is also president of Protective Investment Advisors. “We look forward to Carl Thigpen serving on the 4-H Foundation Board,” said Tommy Elliott, secretary-treasurer of the Alabama 4-H ... Read More »

Why 4-H?

2014 Alabama 4-H Council

While most children are watching television, Instagramming or playing sports, 4-H youth across the nation are improving their social, academic and leadership skills through hands-on activities and team-building exercises. Ever wondered what the name “4-H” means? The four “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. As any 4-H’er could recite, the national oath is, “I pledge my Head to ... Read More »