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4-H Mission:  4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 

Buried deep within every child is the seed of potential.  This seed, with the correct tending, will begin to sprout and grow.  But our young seedlings must still receive the proper care and attention in order to continue their growth to full maturity.   

As parents and adult mentors it is up to us to help each child dig deep and unearth that potential.  We need to give support by sharing our knowledge and giving of our time.  However, there will come a time when we need to let them stand on their own so we do not uproot or stunt their growth.

4-H offers a wide variety of educational tools to help nurture and stimulate young minds.  These tools include projects that teach responsibility, challenging them to think for themselves while conquering fears.   Teamwork and communication skills are nurtured by organizing and participating in community service missions.  Having a positive effect on their community, they learn to take pride in their surrounds.  While projects and community services are learning tools, they can also be enjoyable, allowing members to achieve greatness while having fun in the process.

Helpful Volunteer Resource Links

National 4-H:  www.4-h.org/

Indiana State 4-H:  www.four-h.purdue.edu

National 4-H Council:  www.fourhcouncil.edu

National 4-H Supply Service: 



Volunteer Vision Monthly Newsletter:  www.four-h.purdue.edu/volunteer/vision.cfm

4-H Name & Emblem Rules:  www.nifa.usda.gov/resource/4-h-name-and-emblem


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