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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 »

“How to talk to your teenager”

Understanding what is going on with your teenager and taking these steps can improve parent-teen relationships. Read More »

How to start a 4-H club in your area

AUBURN, Ala. – 4-H, the youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has successfully educated numerous kids and fostered them through learning-by-doing activities. What is 4-H?  The 4-H motto is, “To Make the Best Better”, which is exactly what the organization strives to do. Extension specialists and agents work to develop life skills and provide educational programs for youth.  ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Science School Grows Curiosity

The Alabama 4-H Science School’s mission is to excite our students about the outdoors, and be proud to live in Alabama. The Science School annually teaches outdoor and adventure-based classes to nearly 4,500 students of all ages from across the state… and beyond. With a highly qualified and experienced educational staff, it operates winter, spring, summer or fall. All of the ... Read More »

State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Winners Announced

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension’s 4-H state livestock judging contest was held recently at the Wilson Beef Teaching Center at Auburn University. Nineteen teams from 11 different counties participated in the contest. Awards were given for each age division — junior, intermediate and senior. Senior Division Winners The first place team in the senior division was the Lauderdale County team. Members ... 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 »

4-H Give to Grow Innovation

Auburn, Ala. — You have seen the headlines about how U.S. students lag behind on international tests in science, technology, engineering and math, while our international competitors soar. With STEM fields dominating the growth of the global marketplace, enrichment programs such as Alabama 4-H’s “4-H Innovators” are fundamentally necessary to provide young people with the creative environment and outlets to ... Read More »

4-H Chick Chain Grows Ability

Auburn, Ala.—Alabama’s 4-H Chick Chain project has had growing success since 2013. It has expanded from just a few counties participating to almost a majority of the 67 counties taking part in the 4-H program. Targeted at Alabama youth 9 to 19, it teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation helps youth develop poultry management ... Read More »

Give to Grow Alabama 4-H Campaign Kicks Off December 1

AUBURN, ALA—Alabama 4-H grows confident, capable and caring young people with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. Alabama 4-H many and varied programs provide experience and opportunities that prepare young people to be college and career ready, aspire to learn, stay active and learn to be a leader.   Programs offered ... 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 »