Arkansas County 4-H Family Night
Arkansas County 4-H is seeking new members. To learn more about 4-H, the public is invited to the 4-H Family Night on Monday, May 23 at the Arkansas County Fairgrounds, 910 Liberty Drive, DeWitt. This is a 4-H promotion event and 4-H members will be recognized for the project work they have completed throughout the pandemic. The meal will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a short awards presentation. Pre-registration is required by calling (870) 659-2058. The dress is casual.
4-H is the premier youth development program conducted by the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service with the mission is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. It is known for teaching life skills through project work, public speaking, record keeping, and other educational activities. 4-H project work is an informal “learn by doing” educational program with more than 80 projects to choose from in Arkansas. 4-H project work promotes lifelong skills in leadership, citizenship, and decision making, helping youth achieve their fullest potential. The 4-H program is for all youth ages 5-19, from all racial, cultural, economic, and social backgrounds.
4-H clubs are managed by trained volunteer leaders. County extension agents provide training for leaders and they, in turn, teach youth groups. Each club has regularly scheduled meetings or other planned activities. Club meetings teach social skills, and parliamentary procedures and usually consist of hands-on activities and educational programs. Opportunities are available for conducting community service projects and allow for developing leadership skills.
Unit membership in 4-H clubs and their program benefits are available to all youth ages 5-19 regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion,
age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. For more information about meetings, 4-H club membership or program benefits, contact the Arkansas County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 1009 Liberty Drive in DeWitt at (870)659-2058 or email email@example.com. Look us up on Facebook at:
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