Jackson County is growing more and more every day! However, we can’t continue to grow without volunteers! Please contact the 4-H office ASAP if you are interested in becoming a club leader and volunteer to contribute to the success of the Jackson County 4-H Youth Development program. You can provide direct service to youth through organizational leadership and supervision for a group of 4-H club members and project leaders in an atmosphere which reflects educational quality, teamwork and cooperation. Together with youth and other volunteers, you coordinate club activities, give guidance and direction, and serve as the primary contact person for the club with the Jackson County Extension staff and the Florida 4-H program. THE YOUTH OF JACKSON COUNTY NEED YOU! Please consider sharing your gift and BECOME A VOLUNTEER!
2015-2016 4-H Clubs
Character Keepers 4-H
This is a school based 4-H program that is currently inactive. If you would be interested in taking on the program, please contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620.
Country Bumpkins 4-H Club
Country Bumpkins 4-H Club is a community based club that offers members the opportunity to participate in numerous 4-H projects and activities ranging from animal science to photography! Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held at Cypress Park, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Terri Hardin serves as the Club Leader, and has many years of 4-H volunteer experience. For more information, please contact Terri Hardin at 272-3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the 4-H office.
Day Spring Flaming Phoenix 4-H
This is a school based 4-H club that meets monthly at Day Spring Christian Academy. If you would be interested in joining this club, contact club leader Stephanie Miller-Crouse at 954-552-393 or call the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620.
Jackson County 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics Club
4-H Robotics Programs engage youth in challenging experiences with science, engineering, and technology and use a variety of media and delivery methods to reach youth. These programs are much broader than most of the robotic curricula available, which focuses on one specific platform.
This club meets on the 2nd Friday of each month at 3:30 PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. For more information regarding this club, please contact Anita Halling at (850) 557-1007, or email@example.com. You may also contact the 4-H office.
Jackson County 4-H Livestock Club
This is a 4-H Club with emphasis in the animal science areas of livestock and poultry. The club leader, Stacey Warden, is a former Jackson County 4-H member who competed at the National level in Poultry and Livestock Judging. The club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. For more information please contact club leader Stacey Warden at (850) 693-3275, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the 4-H office.
Jackson County 4-H SeaPerch Robotics
We are excited to offer this new program which is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research with enhancements from Lockheed Martin. We’ve just found a new leader, Martha Godwin, who will be setting a meeting date within the next few weeks. For information on how you can become a volunteer with this exciting new program, please contact 4-H Agent, Angel Granger at (850) 482-9620 or email@example.com.
Jackson County Buckaroos 4-H Horse Club
The 4-H Horse Club is led by Mrs. Katricia Edenfield. For information on becoming a part of this exciting club, please contact Katricia at (850) 573-2881 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or the 4-H office.
Jackson County 4-H Archery/Shooting Sports Club
Jackson County 4-H is now offering an Archery Club! This club will be led by Danny Wells, the archery pro from McCoy’s. A meeting date has not been set, yet, but we will be posting this information within the next couple of weeks. For more information regarding joining this club you may contact the 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620.
County Council/Youth Leaders
County County meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 5:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office and is led by Mrs. Angel Granger, 4-H Agent and Ms. Patti Peacock, 4-H Program Assistant. We focus on issues related to older youth such as resume writing, financial management, and applying for college scholarships. These educational topics also provide teens an opportunity to teach their fellow members an activity or unique skill. Youth in this program are encouraged to create and complete their 4-H portfolios. Participation Age: 13-18 (youth must be 13 as of September 1, 2015). These youth will be eligible for community service hours and other leadership events. Please contact the 4-H Office for more information.
Start a 4-H Club in Your Community!
Jackson County 4-H needs caring and committed volunteers to lead 4-H Clubs. If you enjoy working with children and would like to learn more about leading a 4-H Club, contact 4-H Agent, Angel Granger, at (850) 482-9620 or email@example.com.
Why join a 4-H Club?
Clubs are the foundation of the 4-H program, and offer members opportunities to build leadership and citizenship skills by electing officers, conducting project-related activities, holding business meetings, and working together on community-service projects.
Research shows that youth development programs, like 4-H, play an important and vital role in the lives of young people. According to the finding in the most recent report from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, 4-H youth are:
- 2x as likely to go to college
- 2x as likely to pursue careers in science
- more likely to make healthier choices, be physically active and avoid risky behavior
- 3x as likely to give back to their communities
Fun and educational activities are planned for each meeting by adult volunteer leaders. Some common activities include camping, fishing, drama presentations, science projects, and horse-related programs.
Project books, field days, talent shows, fairs and contests provide members with opportunities to learn new skills and make new friends.
Any youth wanting to participate in 4-H clubs and events must have a current, completed 4-H Enrollment Form on file with the Jackson County 4-H Office.
Depending upon the type of 4-H club, members’ ages may range from 5-18.
Enrollment in Jackson County 4-H is available to all youth between the ages of 5-18, regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability.
Jackson County 4-H clubs meet at least six (6) times per year.