Providing life-changing opportunities to youth in Union County
Union County 4-H Foundation
For more details about the Union County 4-H Youth Development Program, visit http://union.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/4-h-youth-development/
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Union County 4-H Calendar Link - http://union.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/12/2015-4-h-calendar-of-events-is-available/
Indian Trail Area
Elite Leaders of Union County 4-H Club (STEM Focus)
Indian Trail Blazers (Homeschool Club)
Wolf Pack 4-H Club
Southern Ark Explorers
New Salem Area
Rocky River 4-H Club
Young Minds Science 4-H Club (Homeschool Club)
Young Riders 4-H Horse Club
Indian Trail Area
Carolina Tar Hooves 4-H Club (Horse)
Union County Vipers 4-H Club (Paintball)
Honeysuckle Trotters 4-H Club (Horse)
Silver Bullets 4-H Club (Shooting Sports)
Did you know, national studies affirm the benefits of 4H include:
* Mastering skills to make
career and life choices
* Connecting to communities
and learning to give back to
* Maturing in self-discipline and
* Learning to better understand
* Becoming independent thinkers
* Developing lifelong friendships
and long-term relationships with
* 8,800 Union County young
people, grades K-12 participated
in over 200 different 4-H led
programs or groups.
* More than 996 community
volunteers contributed time and
energy to support 4-H programs
in Union County.
* 4-H provides research-based
curriculum in over 100 different
subject areas including financial
literacy, photography, health &
fitness and electricity.
* More than 8,215 experiences in
* More than 3,114 experiences in
* The 4-H Youth Development
program is active in all of the
nations 3,067 counties.
4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States, with over 7 million participants! 4-H is best identified by its green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf. The four H's on the emblem represent Head, Heart, Hands and
Health. 4-H is the only youth organization based at land-grant universities and is the first experience many youth have with higher education.
4-H is a fun program where you get to "Learn by Doing". With more than 10,000 established 4-H programs across North Carolina, you can be a part of 4-H wherever you live. All youth between the ages of 5-19 are invited to
join! In 4-H you can go to camp, start a business, ride in a bike rodeo, take part in an international exchange, raise an animal, create a blog, give a presentation, participate in a community service project, develop your resume, practice interview skills, learn about healthy eating habits and build lifelong friendships.
Best of all, membership to 4-H is FREE!! 4-H costs nothing to join and you are not required to purchase a uniform. Member expenses are minimal and determined by the club itself.
With a variety of clubs throughout Union County, you'll be sure to find the perfect fit.
4-H gives youth a chance to explore their own interests - from photography to
computers, from building rockets to raising animals and much more. 4-Hers go places from district retreats to camp, to state and national conferences. They learn to be outstanding citizens and excellent leaders.
In 4-H, youth learn life skills such as public speaking, decision-making,
organization/planning, leadership, teamwork, record keeping and communication skills.
There are a variety of ways to get involved in 4-H in Union County.
Community Clubs - volunteer-led groups of youth learning together in their community. These clubs can be held in community centers, recreation centers, libraries, churches or personal homes.
Afterschool Clubs - 4-H clubs led by trained school-age care professionals in an afterschool setting.
Special Interest - short-term focused learning in a small group, day camp or afterschool setting.
School Enrichment - partnerships with Union County Schools enrich elementary school science classrooms with "Soil Solutions" and "Embryology" curriculum.
Overnight Camps - one week experiences away from home where youth learn self-discipline, environmental responsibility, healthy lifestyles and marketable skills.
Individual - while there are a variety of clubs throughout Union County, youth may join 4-H independently and still participate in all the local, district and state level opportunities and events.