2012-2013 4-H Clubs
Explorers 4-H Club
The Explorers 4-H Club meets the third Thursday of each month, August-May. Connie Young and Cheryl Robinson serve as the Club Leaders. For more information, contact the Jackson County Extension Service at 850-482-9620. This club is at capacity and is not accepting new members at this time.
Chipola 4-H Club is in need of an adult volunteer to serve as the Club Leader. Therefore, this club will be inactive until a new leader can be found.
4-H Cooking Club
April 23 will be the last 4-H Cooking Club meeting for the current 4-H year. If you have not presented a cooking demonstration yet, this will be your last chance to do present. E-mail or call Mr. Ben to let him know you are planning to present. The meeting will be from 3:30-5:00 PM.
The Teen Council will meet January 31, at the Jackson County Extension Service, from 4:00-5:00 PM. Membership is open to you 13-18. Youth must have turned 13 by September 1, 2012.
Country Bumpkins 4-H
Country Bumpkins 4-H Club will hold their monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held at Cypress Park, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Terri Hardin will serve as the Club Leader. For more information, please contact Terri Hardin at 272-3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackson County 4-H Sewing Club
The 4-H Sewing Club will meet Tuesday, April 23, from 3:30-5:00 PM, at the Jackson County Extension Service. This club is at capacity and is not accepting new members at this time.
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, Ben Knowles, at 850-482-9620.
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:
- 25% more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities
- More likely to envision themselves attending college, as compared to other youth
- 41% less likely to engage in risky or problem behaviors
- More successful with goal-setting and goal-management, as compared to other youth
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 participant 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.