ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 are eligible and encouraged to participate in 4-H. The 4-H year begins on September 1, 2011. Visit the Alachua County 4-H website or click here to fill out an enrollment form.
Eligible participants can join a 4-H club or sign up as an individual 4-H member. Most clubs meet on a monthly basis, although some meet more often. Florida's four 4-H camps host special programs throughout the year as well as summer camping.
Examples of 4-H projects:
· public speaking
· theater arts
· train your dog for show
· fashion design & construction
· environmental education
· community service/service learning
Visit the Florida 4-H website for a complete list of projects.
4-H includes four age divisions including (as of September 1) Cloverbud Division (Ages 5-7), Junior Division (Ages 8-10), Intermediate Division (Ages 11-13), and Senior Division (Ages 14-18).
In order to provide this service to the youth, 4-H is always in need of club and project resource leaders. Club Leaders advise and lead a diverse group of 4-H members, (usually in one geographic area) enrolled in a variety of projects. Co- Club Leaders aid and team with the club leader to advise and lead a group of 4-H members. Project Resource Volunteers share skills, talents and special interests in a single project area. For example: clothing, dogs, rabbits, horses, bicycling, computers, wood-working, photography, etc.
For more information, contact Matt Benge, 4-H Agent at 352-955-2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.