Bee County 4-H enrollment open for youth, adults
by Matt Bochat, Bee County Extension Agent
Aug 29, 2013 | 155 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new 4-H year begins Sept. 1st. 4-H is for young people and 4-H is fun.

Through 4-H and the opportunities it provides, members have the ability to participate in many events and activities, as well as apply for scholarships, travel the country and meet new friends. Do you like to take pictures – then photography is for you. Do you like to learn about the environment and how to save the resources of our world – then the natural resources project is made for you. Regardless of your interest, 4-H provides more than 50 different projects that youths of our state want to be part of.

Bee County 4-H offers many opportunities for both youths and adults to experience 4-H at the local, county, district, state, national and international level.

To maintain the level of programming and opportunities in the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program, an annual participant fee of $20/person is necessary for each 4-H member. However, this year, the first 100 youths to enroll will have their membership paid. So, get yourself to the Bee County Extension Office at 107 S. St. Mary’s St. in Beeville. It’s the building across from the courthouse that has the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension sign.

Last year, the Texas 4-H Youth Development program involved more than 38,000 adults in providing fun, hands-on learning opportunities to more than 650,000 Texas youths. We have more than 70 registered adults in Bee County 4-H.

Decide if you have the time and interest to help youths explore and chart positive futures.

Consider volunteering to lead a 4-H group in your community, your local school, or any other location where there are youths who need positive, committed adult role models in their lives.

Share your skills, knowledge and talents while having fun with kids, and you’re sure to make a difference in their lives.

4-H offers a variety of programs, activities and events designed specifically to support and enhance volunteer participation and involvement in kids’ lives. The work volunteers do with youths is also supported by university-developed educational materials and resources at the Bee County Extension Office.

The Texas 4-H Youth Development program is committed to helping create safe environments for young people to learn, have fun and develop socially; we work to ensure that the adults we entrust to work with young people only have the best interests of youth at heart.

The purpose of the Youth Protection Standards Program is to provide a safe and secure environment for youths and adults involved in Extension programs, implement best practices related to management of volunteer service risk, and protect the image and integrity of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and its associated groups.

In order to serve as a volunteer, all potential volunteers who have direct, face-to-face contact with youth, must be screened through the Youth Protection Standards Program.
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