WHAT FAMILIES SAY
Volunteers are needed now more than ever! With the number of single-parent families, the rising number of available alternative, extracurricular activities, and families in which both parents work, volunteers are the glue that keeps 4-H together!
4-H Foundation of Cole County members are individuals from all walks of life who believe in the mission of 4-H, have an interest in youth development and who support youth education. Board members serve as role models in leadership, responsibility, character, respect and citizenship. A few of the great ways to help are:
Become a board member and join in the decision making process.
Financially support 4-H through our special events or make a donation.
Attend and assist at events.
4-H Teaches Life Skills
Choosing Project Area
Feeding animal daily
Learning and Completing Project
Proper care & handling of animal
Respect Leaders, Peers, Self
Following all the rules
Doing Your Best
Holding a club office
Helping a younger member
“When I signed my son up for 4-H, I was afraid he was too old--he was 15! So many others start when they 8 or 9, but he did fantastic! So many projects, what to choose?
He opted for shooting sports and wow, he can really shoot; he even went to the state competition! And the youth programs for the older kids, double-wow. He spent 4 days on University of Missouri-Columbia campus to learn more about college life and how to plan for it.
There are so many great opportunities and I know he will be able to take these skills and build on them for the rest of his life.” -- JK
“As a Clover Kid, my daughter was too shy to even say her name in front of the group; she would hide behind my leg.
At her 2nd meeting as a ‘real’ 4-H member, she gave a PowerPoint presentation in front of the whole club!
Now she has the public speaking skills to make presentations at banquets and other events, even in front of adults.
I have seen my children grow and
mature with the responsibilities and requirements of their 4-H projects.” -- DT