4-H and Youth Development

4h the power of youth4-H is known as a family organization because it takes the whole family to help mold our young people into conscientious citizens.

4-H programs are planned to help develop life skills in citizenship and leadership.

The 4-H goal is to help young people become motivated, productive and contributing members of society as they “learn by doing.” Thousands of dedicated adult volunteers make achievement of these goals possible. The volunteers contribute their time, talents, and resources to maintain and expand the 4-H program.

El Paso County is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteer adult leaders. Because of them, our young people are outstanding and we are proud of their accomplishments. The future of our community, state, and nation is in good hands.

You too can join the ranks of 4-H volunteers and members in El Paso County “To Make The Best Better”.

Get Involved

If you call the Extension office, we can tell you when the next meeting is and you can fill out an enrollment form. Once enrolled you will be placed in one of four age divisions:

  • Clover Kids, 7 to 8 years of age
  • Juniors, 9 to 11 years of age
  • Intermediates, 12 to 13 years of age
  • Seniors, 14 to 19 years of age



Code Competition Registration

We are excited to announce that registration for PVAMU 4-H Operation College Access is live. The link to registration is on the attached flyers, as well as below.

As a refresher on the program, youth will have the opportunity to learn how to maximize their college years by:

  1. Identifying factors that impact learning and apply techniques and strategies to achieve personal, financial, academic, and career choices.
  2. Develop an educational and career plan. Become knowledgeable of campus resources, learn strategies on building meaningful relationships, communicating effectively, and managing time.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension in the areas of Title IV funding, scholarship, estimated/direct cost of attendance, and budgeting basics.

Registration link—PVAMU 4-H Operation College Access



The Youth Lab summer program reaches underserved teens in 9th, 10th and 11th grades from throughout the  State of Texas. The 4-H and Youth Development Unit of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences at Prairie View A&M University hosts the virtual camp to introduce young people to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers in agriculture. There are two overarching goals of this program:

1.) to increase the likelihood of youth from historically under-served/ underrepresented populations to pursue enrollment in post-secondary education

2.) to provide an awareness of and encourage interest to pursue careers in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) careers. These goals are parallel to the mission of S.A.L.E., Inc. by focusing on educating and developing the youth of Texas for careers in agriculture.

The agenda for this program is set up with fun, exciting, and educational activities filled with guest speakers, virtual field trips, hands on activities and more.

If you have youth that would be interested in applying please follow the link https://pvamu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0HxRWbHL7IhBkt8  to apply by end of day April 30, 2021. There is one recommendation letter required.



Link to online application
SALE Scholarship Application

Contact: Madelynne Cera & Felicia Martinez

Extension Agent-4-H and Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Ascarate Annex
301 Manny Martinez
El Paso, TX 79905
Ph: (915) 771-2354
Fx: (915) 771-2356

E-mail:  madelynne.cera@ag.tamu.edu


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