Welcome to El Paso County 4-H!
Why Should I Enroll My Family in 4-H?
4-H is the youth development program of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension Service that focuses on the needs, concerns & interests of youth. Its aim is to help youth gain a positive self-concept, increase positive rational social behavior, increase knowledge and problem-solving capabilities through planned individual pr0jects, meetings, group activities and participation in different events. Members develop new skills, learn cooperation, develop leadership abilities, improve their citizenship and best of all have fun.
What are the different ways to Participate in 4-H?
Youth can participate in 4-H programs via 4-H clubs, short term project groups, and other 4-H activities.
- 4-H Clubs are organized groups that meet at regularly scheduled time and place with volunteer leaders and elected youth officers. Clubs usually meet once a month, although some meet more frequently. Several types of clubs can be organized: community clubs, project clubs which are organized around a common interest of the youth, and a school club which is organized in a public or private school.
- Short-Term Groups work on a specific project which are usually completed in 6 or more meetings. Two major types of short terms groups are school curriculum enrichment projects and special interest projects.
Here is a guide to the enrollment process:
Enroll in 4-H! Follow these steps:
-Enroll in 4-H Connect.
-Make sure you are subscribed to our broadcast emails on your 4-H Connect account (this can be found under -Member Settings.) Ensure you leave the box UN-checked!
-Like us on Facebook!
Attend your club meetings and enjoy your time in 4-H!
Review 4-H Guidelines and our handbook.
4-H members and their families must abide by these guidelines across all levels – Club, County, District, State, and National. Additionally, our handbook is our most valuable resource for our 4-H families! Please take a moment to look it over as it answers our most frequently asked questions and concerns!
“To Make the Best Better”
“I pledge: My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service, and My Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.