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.

 

4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. A list of 4-H projects is available online. They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences. 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.

 

Join us! 3rd-12th grade

 

4-H in Victoria County

 

Clothing & Textiles
Food & Nutrition
Horse
Livestock
Photography
Quality Counts: character development
Shooting Sports
Texas 4H Projects

Additional Victoria County Projects

4-H projects are the educational experiences that youth who are members of 4-H participate in. These can be club, county, and state supported projects, or they can be projects that 4-H members determine for themselves, research through various methods, and then conduct learning strategies in. Below are additional projects that are active in Victoria County.

Consumer Education

The Consumer Education Project teaches youth understanding of the marketplace and the personal factors that influence consumer choices. Consumer Decision Making Contests, Educational Presentations, and Farm and Ranch Economics are just a few ways youth can become involved in this project. Project meetings usually begin in December and conclude in May.

Horticulture

The Horticulture Project teaches youth about gardening. 4-H is fortunate to partner with the Victoria County Master Gardener program to offer several educational opportunities at the Victoria Educational Gardens. The project typically meets during the spring months.

Junior Master Gardener Website

Range Science and Management

The Range Science and Management Project teaches youth to be better stewards of our environment by becoming familiar with 125 species of native and introduced range and pasture grasses, forbs, and brush. Youth can also compete in the Plant ID contest where they have to identify and classify 40 to 50 live or mounted grass specimens according to their life span, season of growth, origin, and grazing value for livestock and wildlife. The project usually begins meeting in September with Plant ID contests occurring in the spring months.

Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program

WHEP (Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program) is a 4-H youth natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to youth in the United States. The project participates in learning experiences throughout the year and competes in skills contests during the spring months.

National WHEP Website

 

 

 

Home School Terminology

CCS is a THSC Partner Group

The Texas Home School Coalition provides a wealth of information for the homeschool community and more info can be found on their website at www.thsc.org.

Home School Terminology

THSC definition of a home schooled student:
A home schooled student predominantly receives instruction in a general, elementary or secondary education program that is provided by the parent—or a person standing in parental authority—in or through the child’s home [Texas Education Code 29.916 (a)].

The parent or person standing in parental authority might contract with outside sources in order that the student receives additional instruction. For example, a private tutor, co-op class or a college class. However, this source or these sources do not circumvent the parent’s role in determining the overall success or failure of the student.

Home school group:
All home school groups on our list seek to serve families who meet the definition of home schooling. This means their children participate in the group, but the group will not attempt to become an authority over the student’s education, per the definition of home schooling. THSC Partner Groups meet criteria as defined on THSC Types of Groups.

Private school:
Private school is a broad category of describing any non-public school. This includes traditional accredited private schools that require daily attendance and tuition, unaccredited private schools which are similar but not subject to the same accreditation requirements, home schools which are a type of private school but not regulated the same way as other types of private school, and other options that are a hybrid of these different types. For example, in a university model school, a student might attend the school 2-3 days per week and then be schooled at home for the rest of the week.