4-H Youth Development
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
Arlington County 4-H is a rapidly growing program providing youth ages 5-19 with opportunities to engage in hands-on learning experiences through community-based and school-based clubs, camps, educational contests, and more, all under the guidance of adult volunteers trained by 4-H Agents.
**** 4-H Needs Your Help! ****
We need to raise about $1,200 for camp scholarships for 13 youth from 10 families in 2015. Amazingly, we have a private donor who will match contributions up to $600! So we desperately need at *least* $600, and anything we raise in excess of that will go directly towards scholarships next year. If you have the ability to support this effort with any donation amount, Arlington Count 4-H and the families and youth trying to go to camp would be grateful.
Donations to Arlington County 4-H are tax deductible. Use the following form to submit your tax deductible donation today!
4-H is Hiring in Arlington County!
4-H is hiring a part-time, short term position to help out with 4-H at Fort Meyer in Arlington. There is a strong preference for 4-H alumni so apply today! For more information about the position or to apply, send your cover letter and resume to Emily Reiersgaard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many people associate 4-H with farms and livestock; while the program has its roots in rural development, it has evolved along with our nation to meet the needs of urban communities, too! 4-H youth can learn about topics and gain mastery in any of the following focus areas:
The mission of 4-H is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-Hers are innovative problem-solvers, team players, and community-builders; 4-H alumni are leaders, role models, and active participants in civic life.
4-H MOTTO: To Make the Best Better!
I pledge …
… my HEAD to learer thinking,
… my HEART to greater loyalty,
… my HANDS to larger service,
… and my HEALTH to better living,
for my Club, my Community, my Country, and my World.H H
4-H COLORS: GREEN (for life, springtime, and youth) and WHITE (for purity)