Pima County 4-H, Arizona

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About A world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positive change.
Description 4-H is for all youth, ages 5-19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. Kids 5-8 join Cloverbuds--a non-competitive, fun introduction to the many projects available through 4-H. Youth ages 9-19 participate in 4-H by enrolling in projects and joining a club. To get involved in 4-H in your area, contact your local UA County Extension office by clicking on the map to the left on this page.

In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. Arizona 4-H builds upon a century of experience as its fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families and communities. Youth have the opportunity to participate in 4-H experiences that strengthen a young person's sense of belonging, generosity, independence and mastery.

About 8,000 youth are enrolled members of 4-H clubs in Arizona. Another 100,000 Arizona 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 by enrolling in projects - from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. 4-H Project information is available online. They go places - to camp, to state and national conferences, even to other countries on 4-H exchange programs. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.

In 4-H clubs, youth serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. 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.
Mission 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
Overview 4-H prepares young people to step up to the challenges in their community and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development, 4-H youth get the hands-on real world experience they need to become leaders.
Phone (520) 626-5161
Web site http://extension.arizona.edu/4h/pima
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