A 4-H Vision:
The name 4-H conjures up different pictures for different people.Your
vision of 4-H may be county fairs, horse shows, a model rocket launch,
or 4-H camping programs.Your vision depends on your experiences with
4-H Youth Development.
4-H is People:
Whatever your vision, 4-H is about helping adults and youth grow, learn
and develop into competent people.
4-H is Experience
Centered Learning: It enables them to adapt what they learn to
everyday life through action and reflection. 4-H program is centered
around experience, it is education for life. 4-H gives the youth opportunity
to experience a sense of accomplishment and success, key ingredients
to gaining a sense of self-esteem.
and Visions of the Future:
a 4-H activity or a 4-H club in an after or before school child
a small business being run by a group of urban youth;
a group of children, in a short term program, learning about the
right foods to eat;
a group of youth in a housing project or a 4-H club composed of
A classroom teacher using 4-H curriculum to enrich his curriculum
or leading a 4-H club in school;
college age youth tutoring youth in reading and math.
This line represents a blank mental page so together we can create
new visions to reach youth!
4-H is Volunteers:
4-H volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H Youth Development Program!
4-H volunteers are taught how to provide a safe environment for youth
so they can experiment, and grow. We celebrate with each and everyone
who has chosen the 4-H volunteer experience.
Support for Volunteers:
Volunteers receive training and support for which ever volunteer role
they choose. They begin one step at a time, and before they know it
they are running with the 4-H program!
For our current
4-H Volunteers, thank you for volunteering to share your time and dedication
with NJ 4-H youth. 4-H is about people like you working with other adults
For those of you
who are not 4-H volunteers, we invite you to explore with us the possibility
of becoming a 4-H volunteer in Middlesex County 4-H Youth