4-H is the largest informal youth education organization in the United States. 4-H reaches over 6 million youth every year through its mission, "to create supportive environments for culturally diverse youth to reach their fullest potential."
The top 10 reasons to join 4-H are...develop skills to succeed in the workplace; improve goal-setting and decision-making skills; become a community leader; go to 4-H Citizenship-Washington Focus, National 4-H Conference or National 4-H Youth Congress; learn to care for and make decisions about the environment; meet kids from across the country; participate in county-wide events; learn about citizenship and how it works; learn new things and have lots of fun in 4-H!
All of this and more is possible in 4-H if you are in grades K-13 (one year out of high school). Each individual uses his or her talents to create unique experiences through the 4-H program. Young people participate in 4-H through clubs, special interest groups, after school programs, camps and in many other ways.
Youth involved with 4-H have the opportunity to develop and strengthen life skills. This includes workforce, decision-making and leadership skills, which are crucial to succeeding in today's society. Youth are able to develop these skills through their commitment to community whether through a recycling project or a committee that tackles critical societal issues. Ultimately, young people gain beneficial lifetime experiences through 4-H.
For more information, contact the Cumberland 4-H Center at (856)-451-2800 ext. #3. The 4-H program is open to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school) without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.
It's a movement for positive change in every community in America. 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. That takes uncommon commitment. To learn more and watch some great video's click here.