Providing life-changing opportunities to youth in Union County

Union County 4-H Foundation

CONTACT Union Co. 4-H


Phone

704.283.3735


Email

crystal_starkes@ncsu.edu


IMPORTANT LINKS


For more details about the Union County 4-H Youth Development Program, visit http://union.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/4-h-youth-development/


"Like" us on Facebook at Union County 4-H Youth Development


"Follow" us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/UnionCountyNC4H


Union County 4-H Calendar Link - http://union.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/12/2015-4-h-calendar-of-events-is-available/

CURRENT 4-H CLUBS


Indian Trail Area
Elite Leaders of Union County 4-H Club (STEM Focus)
Indian Trail Blazers (Homeschool Club)


Marshville Area
Animal Educators


Marvin Area
Wolf Pack 4-H Club


Monroe Area
Southern Ark Explorers


New Salem Area
Rocky River 4-H Club


Unionville
Young Minds Science 4-H Club (Homeschool Club)


SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS


Fairview Area
Young Riders 4-H Horse Club


Indian Trail Area
Carolina Tar Hooves 4-H Club (Horse)


Marshville Area
Union County Vipers 4-H Club (Paintball)


Waxhaw Area
Honeysuckle Trotters 4-H Club (Horse)


Silver Bullets 4-H Club (Shooting Sports)


Afterschool CLUBS


Monroe Area
YWCA

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

  others
* Maturing in self-discipline and

  responsibility
* Learning to better understand

  themselves
* Becoming independent thinkers
* Developing lifelong friendships

   and long-term relationships with

   caring adults


2014 Facts & Stats


* 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

  STEM programs.
* More than 3,114 experiences in

  citizenship.
* The 4-H Youth Development

   program is active in all of the

   nations 3,067 counties.

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what is 4-H?


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. 


Why Choose 4-H?


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.


How to get involved


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.