Once again Lucky Leaf 4-H Club will be opening its doors for new, as well as returning, members.
4-H is an organization for youth, ages 9-18 (to compete) or 8 and in 3rd grade that promotes hands-on learning and is based on parent and volunteer participation. 4-H welcomes all youth (and adult volunteers) from all backgrounds in all locales (rural and urban) regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.
The United States 4-H program is run through Texas Cooperative Extension Blanco County. 4-H has many different programs including after-school programs, horse groups, camping, and 4-H Clubs. The common theme is youth learning and growing in citizenship, leadership, and life skills.
4-H enables all youth to reach their fullest potential through:
·Developing citizenship, leadership, and life skills
·Learning by doing
·Utilizing the knowledge and resources of the land-grant university system
·4-H enables youth to have fun, meet new people, learn new life skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals!
4-H builds the leaders of tomorrow:
·4-H starts on a community level, then moves onto county, section, state, and national levels
·4-H offers such a wide range of projects, programs and activities that every member can benefit from involvement
·Exhibitors receive a ribbon award- purple, blue, red, white, or participation, according to the judging
·Parents, volunteers, community leaders, and 4-H staff share their time and talents with 4-H youth
·Get involved in a community service project through 4-H!
4-H activities can include:
·Club 4-H Meetings and Events
·County 4-H Events
·State 4-H Youth Gatherings
·B-B Gun Shooting Events
·Horse Club Events
If you live in the Blanco County area and are interested in learning new things and improving your leadership skills, then you need to get involved in Lucky Leaf 4-H Club. There are opportunities for youth to become members and officers. Parents and other adults can also get involved by helping with projects and activities.
Lucky Leaf 4-H will be meeting monthly on the third Tuesday. The first meeting will be September 16th at 5:30 p.m. at the Old Blanco High School, 814 Eleventh Street. For information on how to join or renew you membership to Blanco Lucky Leaf 4-H, please call Landa Lassberg @ 830-833-4275 (email: email@example.com) or the Blanco County Extension Office @ (830)868-7167.