2013-2014 4-H Clubs
****Clubs highlighted in BLUE are currently without leaders and are not meeting at this time. Clubs highlighted in GREEN are new clubs. 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!
Explorers 4-H Club
The Explorers 4-H Club currently has no club leader(s). Please contact the 4-H Agent ASAP if you interested in taking over this VERY active club. For more information, contact the Jackson County Extension Service at 850-482-9620.
Chipola 4-H Club
This 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
The cooking club is inactive at this time as there is no leader. Please contact the 4-H Agent, Angel Granger at (850) 482-9620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 2013). 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.
Country Bumpkins 4-H – ****Club is at capacity and is currently not accepting new members.
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 email@example.com.
Jackson County 4-H Sewing Club
The 4-H Sewing Club does not have a leader and will not be meeting at this time. If you are interested in becoming a leader for this club, please contact Patti Peacock at (850) 482-9620.
****Jackson County 4-H Robotics Club
This is a newly formed club that has been added as an option on your online enrollment. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm. The meeting will be held at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office.
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.
Robotics will be kicking off Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Extension office on Penn Ave. Tentative time will be 3:45-5:00. This first meeting will be an organizational meeting and we will introduce the robotics to the children. Ages for the club are 5 & up with ages 9 and up eligible for competition. We are excited to offer this exciting opportunity to our Jackson County Youth. Snacks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please contact club leader Nikki Bethea at (850) 573-131, NikkiBethea@embarqmail.com co-leader Anita Halling at (850) 693-1421, firstname.lastname@example.org.
****Poultry and Rabbit Club
We are starting a new 4-H Club with emphasis on poultry and rabbits. This is a brand new club and has just been added to 4-H online. The club leader will be Mrs. Anita Crossley. The club will meet at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office. A meeting date and time will be announced once members have enrolled.
Livestock Club and Horse Club
**There has been a great deal of interest expressed in livestock, livestock judging, and horses. If you want to be a part of a new club or clubs with emphasis in these areas, please contact the 4-H Agent, Angel Granger at (850) 482-9620 or email@example.com. We are looking for volunteer leaders and need them ASAP! We are having to put members on waiting lists so please consider becoming a volunteer leader to facilitate the education of youth in these areas.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org. or
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.