About the Program
4-H is more than meets the eye. Communication skills, decision-making skills, and leadership skills are all learned through participation in 4-H. Other useful skills introduced during the 4-H year are record keeping and presentation of educational demonstrations. It is a youth developmental organization administered by Colorado State University and organized by the County Extension office.
The 4-H education allows opportunities to learn cooking, shooting
sports, show horses, raising livestock and so much more. 4-H members
choose a project and spend time actively learning about their topic. 4-H
parents are invaluable in support and encouragement. 4-H leaders help
guide and find resources for members.
Along with the help of
volunteer leaders, parents and other individuals, 4-H members are able
to involve themselves in educational experiences in both family and
community settings. Additional benefits to project work are the
opportunity to exhibit completed project work at the County Fair,
attending State Fair, 4-H parties, camps, picnics, meeting people,
making new friends, and earning scholarships.