UNION — For more than 100 years, the 4-H Program of South Carolina has been engaging youth in activities that help develop skills for a lifetime.
These skills range from communication to community service, and from goal setting to leadership. Regardless of the skill learned, the benefits gathered from a young person participating in the 4-H program, is priceless.
4-H is the only informal educational program with a direct connection to U.S. land-grant universities and colleges. More than 540,000 4-H volunteers work with 6.5 million young people in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and on military installations worldwide.
Administered in South Carolina through the Clemson Extension Service of Clemson University, 4-H serves youth in all 46 counties of the state.
4-H is unique in that it offers experiences to the most urban young person, and to youth in the most rural areas of our state, by providing the opportunity to participate in community 4-H clubs, learning experiences in school classrooms, day and overnight camps, and other special interest opportunities.
South Carolina 4-H also serves the sons and daughters of our military personnel through the 4-H Military Program located throughout the state.
Youth members, ages 5 to 19, can participate in a variety of projects in the areas of technology, human sciences, food and nutrition, livestock and domestic animals/pets, science and engineering, natural resources, and wildlife.
Beyond the excitement of learning and experiencing hands-on activities through a project, youth have the opportunity to participate in leadership conferences, travel, become involved in their community through service projects, and meet new friends in a safe and comfortable setting.
A young person’s experiences in 4-H makes a difference for a lifetime by allowing them to grow and appreciate the importance of being a good citizen, a strong leader, and a person of character.
Contact Anne Brock at (864) 427-6259, ext. 113, or visit the Clemson Extension Office at 120 Kirby St. in Union for more information.