4-H Youth Development
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Youth, ages 5 - 19, can be a member of 4-H by joining a club, being a part of an inschool or afterschool program where 4-H is incorporated, or by working on an individual project.
Adult volunteers are a significant part of a 4-H member's experience. Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities that are flexible to fit personal schedules, skills, talents and interests.
Clemson Extension agents with primary Youth Development responsibilities work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering and technology.
4-H Legislative Day, Columbia - Date: April 30
During this day spent at the statehouse, 4-H members will speak with legislators, be introduced in the House and Senate chambers, visit the Commissioner of Agriculture and tour the capitol building. Interested youth may apply by writing a letter to Leigh Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org, stating why they would like to attend, what they hope to gain and how they will use the experience. Three youth from each of the four SC 4-H Regions will be selected to attend with State Teen Council. Transportation will not be provided. Cost: $0 Deadline: January 16
4-H Junior Weekend - March 28-30
Held at Long 4-H Leadership Center in Aiken, youth in 5th - 8th grade will retreat to work on project and leadership development, service projects and to have fun. This year's theme is, "Get a Clue" and youth will be collecting and examining footprints, fingerprints and using GPS units to solve mysteries. Transportation will not be provided. Cost: $100 Deadline: March 10
Both of these forms are needed to register: Junior Weekend Registration Form and 4-H Event Permission and Medical Form
Shooting Clays Tournament - March 8
Held at Live Oaks Sportsman's Club in Swansea, this will be South Carolina 4-H's only and most important fundraiser this year. Different sponsorship levels are available, as well as, team registrations.
SC 4-H Engineering Event - March 15
Gather a team, engineer and practice some of the challenges described in the handbook linked above and prepare to have some fun at the 2nd annual SC 4-H Engineering Event. Held at Midlands Tech, Airport Campus in Columbia, 1:00 - 4:00, there will be competitions in GPS, Robotics, Bridge-building, Egg Loftier Rockets, Trebuchet-building and Sailboat-building. Cost: $5 per person or $10 per team. Deadline to register: March 7
4-H Summer Camp -June 8-12 or 15- 19 or 22-26
A week of all-out summer fun at Camp Long in Aiken. Special 4-H member price: $250
More to follow:
4-H State Congress - July 16-19, 2014
Use the links below to find out more about how to build a 4-H project or plan a 4-H club meeting in one of these 4-H project areas.
Leadership and Citizenship
State 4-H Calendar
Join the Revolution of Responsibility: Follow that link to see an inspiring story of a 4-H member who bought a house with her Fair winnings.
Visit the state-wide 4-H website
For your information:
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Information for Families including pets
Haiti Service Project - 4-H member Michael Singletary has adopted an orphanage in Haiti as a senior-level 4-H project
Local Agent: Leigh Walker, 803-534-6280, email@example.com