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.
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4-H in Victoria County
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.
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.
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.
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.