Youth can get involved in Florida 4-H many different ways:
4-H clubs are the most popular way to get involved. A 4-H club usually focuses on one or more topics of members’ choice, such as gardening, small animals, photography, livestock, etc 4-H members have the opportunity to obuild leadership by electing officers, conducting project-related activities, holding business meetings, and working together in the community. To find and join a 4-H club near you contact your county office.
The 4-H Afterschool program fosters a unique combination of funand learning that helps youth develop lifelong skills, such as leadership, critical thinking and teamwork. It’s a great way for busy families to experience 4-H. 4-H Afterschool is offered in select afterschool program sites throughout Florida. To find a 4-H afterschool program near you contact your county office.
4-H in the Classroom:
Florida 4-H offers curriculum for teachers to use in the classroom. Developed through research at state universities across the nation, 4-H curriculum can help make classroom learning fun and exciting. Select curriculum meets Sunshine State Standards. Some of the more popular school based programs include 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program, Ag in the Classroom, Embryology, Junior Master Gardeners, Healthy Lifestyles and Energy Encounters.
Florida 4-H provides day and residential (over night stay) camps throughout the state. In a safe, and fun environement youth build relationships and learn about the outdoors at camps for environmental educatio, healthy lifestyles, swimming, kyaking and more. Florida 4-H camps are Camp Cherry Lake in Madison, Camp Cloverleaf in Lake Placid, Camp Ocala in Altoona, and Camp Timpoochee in Niceville. To read more about 4-H camping visit florida4h.org/Camps
Florida 4-H offers 4-H programs on all Air Force and Navy installations in Florida. In addition, Florida Operation: Military Kids provides youth programs to serve the Active, Guard and Reserve units of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Accessions Commands throughout Florida that are not located on installations. Florida 4-H’s mission is to provide support ot children of deployed armed service members through day camps, residential camps, workshops, and much more. For more information about OMK in Florida, contact Cliff Lewis, State OMK Coordinator. Phone: (863) 519-8677 Ext.135.