Family Health Handout: Great Groups
Health Challenge - Make our best 4-H club relationships even better.
Test Your 4-H Know-How
- What is the 4-H pledge?
- To which group or organization does 4-H belong?
- How many West Virginia youths are involved in 4-H?
- What is the purpose of 4-H?
- What essential elements do members gain from 4-H?
- How long have 4-H clubs existed?
- What is the definition of a 4-H club?
- Who belongs to 4-H?
- What are the four Hs?
- What is the 4-H motto?
- I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to
larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my
country, and my world.
- It is the premier youth development program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
- More than 73,000 youths are involved every year in various activities. These include about 16,500 members in 900 community clubs.
- 4-H creates learning opportunities for youth to build life skills, leadership, civic responsibility, and friends who last a lifetime.
- A sense of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
- For more than 100 years, since 4-H began in the early 1900s.
- An organized group of at least 5 youths from 3 different families. Clubs meet
regularly during the year with adult volunteers or staff for a series of educational
- 4-H is open to all youths regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national
origin, sex, marital status, disability, or public assistance. Ages are from
5 to 21 years.
- Head, heart, hands, and health.
- To make the best better.
What Can We Do as a 4-H Family to Make Our 4-H Club Even Better?
Use these questions to help you brainstorm ideas.
- How does your family want to be involved this club year? (Kids – Adults)
- What special talents and leadership skills can parents share with the club?
- Who will you tell about 4-H to help spread the word to gain new members?
- In what ways will you help make new members feel welcome and included in our 4-H club?