Parents Information

How 4-H Will Benefit Your Children

Through 4-H, youth will:

Through 4-H, youth learn, make, and do things that appeal and are meaningful to them. They make friends and belong to a group, give and receive acceptance and affection. Youth have a good time, while learning in a fun environment, earning recognition and awards.

4-H members develop and practice important life skills:

4-H helps develop an inquiring mind and a desire to learn. The program encourages youth to make decisions, solve problems as well as relating to and working with other people. Youth develop a concern for their community and the people in it. Through these activities, the youngster builds self-confidence and accepts responsibility.

The Role of Parents in 4-H

Parents are very important to the success a child will have in the 4-H program. Parents are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and project meetings with their child. All countywide events are open and parents are encouraged to attend them with their children.

The parents’ key roles are supporting the child’s commitments, helping the child think through decisions, and seeing the child reach his/her goal.

There are several ways for parents to help:

  • Attend 4-H meetings and other special events.
  • Guide your child’s project work and encourage completion without doing the work for the 4-H’er.
  • Support the local 4-H club leader by offering your services.
  • Make it possible for your child to participate in a variety of 4-H activities such as camps, fairs, and contests.
  • Be an example of a good sport so your child will learn to appreciate the successes of others.

Contact 4-H Youth Development for more information.
Phone: (920) 459-5903