How to Celebrate National 4-H Week

Veronica Del Bianco  |  9/12/2014 12:10:30 AM

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Each year, 4-H youth, volunteers and alumni from across the country celebrate being a part of the nation’s largest youth development organization during National 4-H Week. From October 5-11, 2014, you and your youth have the opportunity to showcase all you have gained from 4-H and put a face on 4-H membership – your face!

From October 5-11, post a picture of yourself with your #iam4H sign - which can be downloaded here. Encourage youth (with parents’ permission), volunteers, professionals, and alumni to share their pride photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, along with the #iam4H and #4HWeek hashtags.

More ways to celebrate National 4-H Week - October 5-11, 2014:

  • Show off your 4-H pride and style by wearing a 4-H t-shirt or other clover themed accessory.
  • Give a presentation to your school (elementary, middle, junior high, high) or local civic organization (Rotary Club, Lions Club, etc.) about opportunities 4-H has to offer.
  • Attend your local city council meeting to acknowledge National 4-H Week by signing the National 4-H Week Proclamation (work with parish extension office).
  • Distribute bookmarks or other promotional materials at public libraries, school libraries or doctors’ offices.
  • Share information about upcoming 4-H activities with school board.
  • Host a 4-H blood drive.
  • Have a workshop showcasing the many service-oriented activities that 4-H offers, as well as community service ideas for the various projects in which 4-H members are involved.
  • Do a presentation at school about how 4-H affects the community.
  • Picture of Health - take pictures of how 4-H promotes healthy lifestyles and display them in a publication, newspaper, etc.
  • Host a 5k Walk/Run for 4-H.
  • Decorate parents’ or members’ vehicle windows with car chalk to advertise 4-H or a specific event or enrollment.

 The content of this post was adapted from the Louisiana National 4-H Week promotional packet by Janet Fox, Associate Department Head for LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth and Family Development; Ross Graft, collegiate LSU AgCenter 4-H member and Jayne Jason, 4-H volunteer from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The National 4-H Week packet was developed by Toby Lepley, Extension 4-H and Youth Development Specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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