Community thanks 4-H for impact on students

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Published 10:20 pm Monday, October 7, 2019 “Also, there were enrichment programs for ninth-graders at Charles Henderson High School and Community Clubs for students ages nine-18. Twenty-three students attended 4-H Summer Camp.”Students from all clubs had opportunities to participate in Pig Pen, Pig Sequel, Cackle Club, Chick Chain and Rabbit projects.“In addition to these clubs, there was a high school club at Pike Liberal Arts School, a special needs club at Charles Henderson High School and enrichment programs for the Agriculture Academy at Goshen High School have been planned,” Dodson said. You Might Like Participation in 4-H is at an all-time high and is active in 50 percent of Alabama schools. Last year, the program delivered in-school, after-school and enrichment programming in 729 schools to 134,845 youth. An additional 44,039 young people participated in out-of-school 4-H clubs, camps and educational programs.  Total 4-H club membership up 11 percent to 51,217. Total 4-H clubs up 43 percent to 3,111. Overnight camping is up 4 percent to 3,810. Membership in community clubs up 27 percent. Members in military and after-school clubs up 3,243 from 2,870 and enrollment in grades 7-12 up 26 percent to 52,735.“In addition, Alabama 4-H is supporting workforce needs now and in the future,” Gregg said. “Alabama 4-H provides fun opportunities and rewarding experiences that have young people returning year-after-year. It seeks to empower them with the skills to lead their communities and also grow into future leaders.”For more information about Pike County 4-H Clubs call 334-566-0985. Pioneer Days set for Oct. 11-12 The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will come alive next weekend as guests will be transported back in time to life… read more Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration In communities across Alabama, signs are popping up in yards, store fronts and boulevards that say “Thank You, 4-H!”  It’s part of a statewide effort to recognize the lasting impact 4-H has on young people.Selina Dodson, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent, said 4-H is the largest youth organization in Alabama with more than 178,000 young people participating in the program last year.“Pike County has a long history of 4-H programming. Last year, Pike County 4-H delivered in-school and enrichment programming to all students in grades four through six in Pike County,” Dodson said. There were 4-H Clubs in the seventh- and eighth-grades at Charles Henderson Middle School and Pike Liberal Arts School. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The benefits of 4-H are far reaching. The program is available to young people in every county in the state.“It has been found that young people in 4-H are four times more likely to give back to their communities, two times more likely to make healthier choices and two times more likely to participate in STEM activities,” said Molly Gregg, Alabama Cooperative Extension System assistant director for 4-H.“Also, 4-H prepares young people for life as citizens and leaders in their communities. This week, communities are saying thank you to a program that creates so many positive opportunities for young people, she said.“The growth of Alabama 4-H reflects its commitment to empowering young people. The 4-H program offers hands-on experiential learning in animal science, art, healthy living, leadership and citizenship, outdoor education and also science and technology.” Latest Stories Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Community thanks 4-H for impact on students By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more