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4-H enrollment begins Aug. 15

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4H Logoby Jessica Kimbro, Denton County Extension Agent – 4-H and Youth Development

The new school year is rapidly approaching, and with that comes a new 4-H year.

4-H is a national organization which helps young people develop life-long knowledge and skills to become engaged citizens.

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is conducted by Texas A&M, AgriLife Extension Service which is a part of the Texas A&M System. The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program serves youth in all 254 counties in Texas.

4-H has something for all kids, from kindergarten to age 19. Young people in 4-H learn about citizenship, leadership, foods and nutrition, healthy lifestyles, veterinary science, mechanics and technology, horticulture, agriculture, and much more.

The 4-H program uses a learn-by-doing method of instruction. Each project that the 4-H member selects according to their interest and ability is the program’s cornerstone. Projects involve setting goals and evaluating progress. 4-H has things everyone can do, in the city or country or anywhere in between.

The participation cost of 4-H is $20 per year if paid before November 1st. Enrollment for the 2016-2017 year begins August 15th.

If you have any questions about getting involved in 4-H, and the project and curriculum areas we offer, I can always be reached at jessica.kimbro@ag.tamu.edu, (940) 349-2884 or you can visit us at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office at 401 W. Hickory Suite 125 Denton, 76201. Also follow us on Facebook, @DentonCounty4H. We would love the opportunity to discuss our programs with you and your family.

The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.

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