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Jackson County 4-H Clubs

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Jackson County currently has 10 4-H Clubs and 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!

2014-2015 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 terri.hardin@yahoo.com, or contact the 4-H office.

Day Spring Eagles 4-H

This is a school based 4-H club that is led by Mrs. Lee Ann Heinemann.  The club meets monthly at Day Spring Christian Academy.  For more information on joining this club please contact Mrs. Heinemann at  Heinemann@dayspringchristianacademy.cc, or contact the 4-H office.

Jackson County 4-H 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 second Tuesday 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 kahalling@gmail.com.  You may also contact the 4-H office.

Jackson County 4-H Hoppers and Cluckers (Rabbits and Poultry)

This 4-H Club has emphasis on poultry and rabbits. The club leader is Mrs. Anita Crossley, who is a veteran Jackson County 4-H Volunteer!  The club meets at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, on the last Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM.  For more information please contact club leader Anita Crossley at (850) 209-5942, crossleyyy@gmail.com, or 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, cntrydenise@yahoo.com, 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.  The club meets on the first Monday of the month at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office at 4:00 PM.  The club leader is Mrs.  Betsy Willett.  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 amgranger@ufl.edu.

Jackson County 4-H Horse Club

Jackson County 4-H is proud to announce the start of a new 4-H Horse Club!  Enrollment is now open for this club that will be led by Mrs. Katricia Edenfield.  For information on becoming a part of this exciting new club, please contact Katricia at (850) 573-2881 or email  katricia_edenfield@yahoo.com, or the 4-H office.

Jackson County 4-H Archery Club

Jackson County 4-H is now offering an Archery Club!  This club is  led by Stephen and Grace Arrington.  Grace is a former Jackson County 4-H member who participated in the  Jackson County 4-H Shooting Sports program.  For more information regarding joining this club you may contact Stephen at (352) 226-6350 or email f430fanatic@gmail.com, or the 4-H office.

Teen Council/Leaders

We are looking for Teen Council members!  If you are a senior 4-H member (age 12-18) you are strongly encouraged to participate.  We hope to focus on issues related to your age group such as resume writing, financial management, applying for college scholarships, and I would like to work on finding internships through our research units. These educational topics will also provide teens an opportunity to teach their fellow members an activity or unique skill. Participation Age: 12-18 (youth must be 12 as of September 1, 2014). Youth wanting to serve as a counselor or a counselor-in-training at Camp Timpoochee are required to be members of the Council.  These youth will be eligible for community service hours and other leadership events. Please contact the 4-H Office for more information.  Please contact us if you would like to serve on the Council.

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 amgranger@ufl.edu.

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

What do 4-H members do?

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.

Who can attend club meetings?

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.

When do they meet?

Jackson County 4-H clubs meet at least six (6) times per year.

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