In this Issue:
  • Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones
  • 4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses
  • Florida 4-H Celebrates Global Youth Service Day
  • Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017
  • Serving those with Cancer
  • Teaching Youth Citizenship this Election Season
  • Collegiate 4-H: Growing #TrueLeaders Beyond High School
  • Hearts of Gold 4-H Club Prepares to Purple Up April 8!
  • 4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education
  • 4-H Grows: Environmentally Conscientious Youth!
  • Service Learning

    Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones

    I will never forget the day Kheica and little sister walked into the Jefferson County Extension Office interested in doing a 4-H Demonstration at County Events. Two shy and very timorous little girls.  Perhaps they could organize their presentation, but the thought of presenting it in front of an audience- no way! They proved me …

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    4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses

    Russell and Julie McMillian both grew up in Gulf County and together have established a thriving business based on their love of horses.  They now own a small farm in Dalkeith, just south of Wewahitchka, and their business Rockin’ M Ranch, consists of horseback riding lessons for beginners and beach rides for tourists and locals …

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    Florida 4-H Celebrates Global Youth Service Day

    This weekend, hundreds of Florida 4-H youth are taking a stand against cancer by distributing chemo kits to cancer patients.  Our 4-Hers are joining millions of others around the globe who are celebrating Global Youth Service Day during the weekend of April 21-23. This youth-led initiative was spear-headed by Danielle Tinker, a 4-Her from Escambia …

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    Remember the 3 R’s! – Earth Day April 22, 2017

    Do you remember the 3 R’s?  If you are over the age of forty you are probably thinking of a classroom, a teacher, and learning about Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.  These are the basic standards for learning, of course.  However, it is now 2017and the 3 R’s have a new meaning to a new generation …

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    Serving those with Cancer

    Each year, teens across the Florida panhandle convene for a weekend to practice leadership skills, learn workforce skills and participate in service to their communities.  This years’ event will be February 24-26th at 4-H Camp Timpoochee.  Teens plan and lead the weekend retreat.  Last year, teens cut out and donated more than 200 pairs of …

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    Teaching Youth Citizenship this Election Season

    No matter what your political beliefs, there’s one thing we can all agree on: We have been inundated with election coverage. In November 2016, a new president will be elected to serve a four-year term, so now is an ideal time to start teaching kids about the presidential election process. Even though they may not …

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    Collegiate 4-H: Growing #TrueLeaders Beyond High School

    Did you know that you can extend your 4-H experience through your college years?  If you plan on attending college consider joining Collegiate 4-H.   Collegiate 4-H is an organization that provides its members with a sense of identity on campus, enriches their lives through group projects and recreation, and develops confidence and leadership skills. At …

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    Hearts of Gold 4-H Club Prepares to Purple Up April 8!

    Hearts of Gold 4-H Club and many others will be sporting the color Purple to support military youth on April 8! Join them celebrating April Month of the Military Child and Purple UP! Day April 8 or April 15. Be creative….the goal is for military youth to see the support in their school, youth groups, …

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    4-H Teaches Youth to Think Globally and Act Locally Through Energy Conservation Education

    By 2050, the United Nations estimates that the total population will total around 9 billion people globally (United Nations: 2004). Meeting the challenge of addressing the needs of so many people is an opportunity for growth that can be gained through scientific developments and personal responsibility, areas in which 4-H eagerly works to educate youth …

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    4-H Grows: Environmentally Conscientious Youth!

    4-H literally got its start with gardening. The very first 4-H Clubs focused on growing tomatoes and corn for boys and canning for girls. Many youth and volunteers still enjoy gardening projects today.  One great curricula that is used is the Junior Master Gardening Program. This program allows youth to enhance their life using gardening …

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