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Fairfield County 4-H May Not Be What You Expect!

“4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.”

The mission of 4-H is...
To prepare youth to become competent, contributing and responsible adults. This process is accomplished by involving youth in project work, community service projects and leadership activities with trained caring adult volunteers. As a result, 4-H alumni become adults who are capable, caring and competent and who are able to meet the needs of a diverse and changing society.

4-H offers...
Youth to be involved in fun, informal, hands-on learning experiences which foster skill and character development.

4-H allows all youth to:

  • have fun;
  • gain public speaking skills; life skills; and leadership skills;
  • gain proficiency in various subject matters of their choosing;
  • learn civic responsibility by doing community service projects
  • set goals, develop strategies to reach those goals, and evaluate progress

For more information about how to join or get involved as a volunteer, contact Ede Valiquette, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801, 203-207-3264, edith.valiquette@uconn.edu. www.fairfieldcounty4h.org

The state 4-H webpage www.4-H.UCONN.edu

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Leslie Yager August 22, 2012 at 07:16 PM
4-H is public speaking, community service and leadership??? who knew? sounds like great enrichment activities for kids!
Jamison Wallace August 23, 2012 at 05:17 PM
I've been a 4-H leader, Happy Hoofers 4-H club, for 27 years. I've been to the weddings of 3 alumni and all of the "kids" I meet up with tell me "If it wasn't for 4-H I wouldn't have been able to.....". 4-h has changed to meet the needs of today's youth. It offers the traditional club, after school and in school programs and lone 4-H membership.
Linda McCaffrey August 24, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I was a 4-H leader for over 20 years and my kids tribute a lot of their success to the Leadership Skills, public speaking and communication skills learned through this international organization. Daughter Kelley was the CT representativer to the National 4-H Congress. What an experience!!
Glen K Dunbar August 25, 2012 at 01:11 AM
4H sounds great. Wish I could get my daughter involved. I am mentally not competent and the town will NOT help me. Just tells me I have to do everything. That is New Canaan for you. Grrrrrr... I applaud Danbury. GLEN
Catherine August 27, 2012 at 02:08 AM
4-H is wonderful. Wish it was in my are when I grew up
Bob Rogers August 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Our 4H club Dogs Rule is always open to new members. We meet in Bethel. Members work with their dogs and have fun learning about them.
Fairfield County 4-H August 27, 2012 at 01:12 PM
4-H has several terrific Clubs in Fairfield County! Call 203 207-3264 to find out more today! Check out www.fairfieldcounty4h.org. Perhaps you would like to start a 4-H club with a special interest you have.
Fairfield County 4-H August 27, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Thank you Leslie! Patch is a great way to spread the word about 4-H!
Fairfield County 4-H August 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Fairfield County 4-H Fair is put together and run by a Teen Fair Board October 13, 2012 at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Bridgeport CT 10:00am - 3:00pm Our kids will exhibit projects for judging, participate in workshops, play good goofy fun games and receive recognition for their hard work! Come meetour 4-Hers and see the Zoo too!

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