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Covington County 4-H F.A.Q.s

Each year, August 1st is the start of a new 4-H year! With each year, Covington County County 4-H has expanded, but we know that parents still have lots of questions. We’ve put together some of the most frequently asked questions. You can always feel free to drop by our office, give us a call, or shoot us an email if you have more questions!

 

  1. What is 4-H?
    • 4-H is a Youth Development organization. We provide young people with opportunities and resources to grow into caring, compassionate citizens and future leaders. Each month we offer in-school programs, after school clubs, and out of school events that foster the 4-H motto of “learn by doing”. This skill development also introduces young people to possible future careers.
    • Check out  Alabama 4-H’s “What is 4-H” , Mission and Vision , and “What we Believe” links
  2. Who can be in 4-H?
    • 4-H is open to any child in Covington County aged 9-18. Most students are somehow involved through their classroom.
  3. What if 4-H does not come to my child’s classroom?
    • No problem! 4-H has lots of Individual Members. High school, home school, and students whose school is not involved with are still encouraged to come be a part of Covington County 4-H!
  4. How much does 4-H cost?
    • 4-H membership is absolutely free! Most of our events are also free. Occasionally, we will host an event that requires a small fee, but these are completely optional programs.
  5. What are some things that 4-H does?
    • Every county is different, but some of our past offerings have included photography, cooking, horse club, classroom and  county level competitions,   Regionals at Troy University, summer camp, Night Critters of the Conecuh, Haunted House food drive, Christmas Parades, livestock projects, Cackle Club, Pig Pen, blueberry workshops, kayaking and archery with A.P.P.L.E., Sportfishing, Auburn University football and baseball days, and many more!
    • This year we plan to hold regular Yoga 4 Kids sessions, hiking club, and robotics
    • We also have a Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) team. This team studies wildlife management and identification throughout the year, then competes in Auburn in June.
  6. Why should high school students be involved?
    • There are SO many opportunities for high school students! We even offer a small scholarship to 9th-12th graders. There are also state and national contests, leadership conferences, community service projects, and trips. High school students have even more reasons to be involved!
  7. How do I keep up with events and activities happening in 4-H?
    • Each month September through April, we send home a newsletter with your child when we visit classrooms. This newsletter will also be posted to our county website. We have a Facebook page, Twitter account, and an Instagram. Enrolled members also receive emails from 4hOnline that inform members of what’s happening!
  8. How do I sign my child up for 4-H
  9. How do I contact 4-h?

We look forward to seeing you this year!!

summer camp kidskids playing during 4-H activity

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