SAINT JOHNS COUNTY – The St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development Program is starting off a new 4-H year by inviting youth and their parents to the 4-H Club Enrollment Kick Off Open House on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the St. Johns County Extension Office at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Families will have the opportunity to learn more about 4-H and all it has to offer.
4-H is a youth development program for youth ages 5-18 (as of Sept. 1) that focuses on the development of life skills, citizenship and leadership. 4-H has been around for more than 100 years and provides opportunities for youth to use their Head, Heart, Hands and Health to positively develop into competent, caring and contributing citizens. There are more than 20 4-H clubs throughout St. Johns County and over 30 county schools that participate in 4-H in the classroom projects (public speaking and chicken embryology). Some of the 4-H clubs/projects that are accepting new members are the Aerospace Club, Dog Club, Cooking Club, Farm Life Club, Dreamcatcher Stables Club, Horseination Club, Plant Science Project, Outdoor Buckaroos Club, Happy Hoppers Club, Odyssey of the Minds Project, Crazy Comets Science Club, Hairy Caterpillars Club, Palencia Culinary and Garden Clubs, Clever Clovers Club, Cloverbud Club, Insect Project, Forest Ecology Project and the Toxophily (archery) Club. Club and enrollment information can be found at: http://stjohns.ifas.ufl.edu/4-H.shtml . There is a $20 membership fee for youth, ages 8-18, who join a community club and some clubs may charge an additional fee for projedct supplies.
Caring adult leaders are also being recruited. For more information about the St. Johns County 4-H program, located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive (near S.R. 16 and I 95) please go to the website listed above, or contact the 4-H office at 904 209-0430.
4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. As one of our nation’s oldest, yet most current organizations, 4-H is reaching millions of young people with positive youth development opportunities.
4-H and all programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are open to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations.