WHAT IS 4-H ALL ABOUT?
4-H IS MORE THAN JUST A CLUB! 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.
More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers. These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities.
4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences and they learn to be leaders and active citizens.
In 4-H clubs, they serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. In a growing number of communities, 4-H youth serve as youth representatives in municipal or county government or as members of Teen Courts. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.
Colorado County 4-H Projects include: Community Service Opportunities, Educational Presentations, Shooting Sports, Consumer Decision Making, Food Challenge/Food Show, Record Books, 4-H Camps, 4-H Roundup, County Fair Exhibits, Showing Livestock, Food and Nutrition Projects, Horse Club, Public Speaking, Livestock Judging and much more.
To enroll go to: 4-H Online
If you need any assistance or help is needed with any livestock projects, please call the office at 979-732-2082 to schedule a project visit. Call 979-732-2530 for other project information and/or assistance.
Ja’Shae Horn, CEA—FCH/4-H Youth and Development
Laramie Kettler, CEA – AG/NR/4-H Youth and Development
State 4-H Roundup – June 7 – 10 , 2021
The Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for 4-H youth who placed in a district level roundup or signed up to compete in one of the invitational events. The Texas 4-H Roundup has around 50 diverse competitions that tie in with the many projects that 4-H has to offer.
State 4-H Horse Show – July 24 – 30, 2021
National 4-H Week – October 3 – 9, 2021
Shooting Sports – August 14 – 15, 2021
For more information on 4-H Clubs and activities, go to texas4-h.tamu.edu
4-H Club Info:
Garwood 4-H Club
Jennifer Peacock – 979-758-3241
Katie Kunz – 979-578-1237
Colorado County 4-H Horse Club
Sarah Wanjura – 979-820-6659
Eagle Lake 4-H Club
- Claudine Shorter – 979-234-2973
- Colby Shorter III – 512-217-0112
Frelsburg 4-H Club
Jessie Rau – 979-732-1816
Terri Jurek – 979-733-4784
Wild Clover 4-H Club
Tammy Hilley – 979-733-4774
4-H Council Officers for 2020-2021
Rayel Aiken, Chairman
Brooke Wanjura, 1st Vice Chairman
Jagar Rau, 2nd Vice Chairman
Abigail Hilley, 3rd Vice Chairman
Robert Stavinoha, Secretary
Kase Weishuhn, Treasurer
Jack Dudensing, Reporter
Jase Rau, Parliamentarian
Online information and resources:
- Colorado County – 4-H Facebook
- District 11- 4-H Facebook
- Texas – 4-H & Youth Development Facebook
- Texas 4-H & Youth Development– The One Stop Shop for everything Texas 4-H!