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4-H members at summer camp by the lake.

2023 Impact Data

The Alabama 4-H Foundation collaborates with individual philanthropists, corporate champions, and foundations, all dedicated to empowering Alabama’s youth with transformative opportunities.

Through the Generosity of Others

4-H members attending the National 4-H Conference in Washington D.C.This report represents the impact made during the 2023 4-H program year.

The Alabama 4-H Foundation Board is committed to providing resources and support for statewide 4-H initiatives that enhance the lives of young people and their families. Explore our strategic initiatives at www.alabama4hfoundation.org and join us in advancing positive youth development!

  • STAFFING SUPPORT and resources were made available for Alabama 4-H youth development coordinators!
  • AWARDS AND RECOGNITION were given to contest winners at 4-H state competitive events!
  • SEED MONEY was made available to 4-H counties to invest in new 4-H projects.
    • Urban Gardening
    • Culinary Education
  • You provide communities with 4-H’ers to share their DIGITAL SKILLS with adults looking for full-time careers through 4-H Tech Changemakers.
  • CAPITAL AND FACILITIES improvements were made possible at the 4-H Center.


  • 300 4-H’ers
  • 1,367 4-H campers
4-H’ers traveled 14,490 miles to national4-H conferences and competitions

4-H’ers traveled 14,490 miles to national 4-H conferences and competitions.

You provided 300 4-H’ers with assistance in attending traditional 4-H Summer Camp (registration and/or transportation), of which 60% were introduced to an overnight camping experience for the first time! 1,367 4-H campers total for 2023!

  • 14,490 miles
    • Poultry Judging
    • Avian Bowl
    • National Diary Conference and Judging
    • Livestock Quizbowl and Judging
    • National Wildlife Education Program, Judging
    • Shooting Sports National Championship
    • Southern Teen Leadership Conference
    • National 4-H Conference
    • National 4-H Congress

When you invest in Alabama 4-H, you invest in young people, communities, and our state!


A 4-H member dressed in a high-school graduation cap and gown with her show heifer.Through the generosity of special events and individual endowments, $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP AID was provided to 4-H’ers so they can pursue their educational dreams and careers.

  • Beth and Dr. Thomas Elliott 4-H Endowment
  • Norman and Sonya Lefkovits 4-H Citizenship Endowment
  • Barbara D. Thorne 4-H Endowment
  • Annual 4-H Golf Tournament presented by First South Farm Credit
  • B.L. Harbert Annual Clay Shoot benefiting Alabama 4-H

Where are They Pursuing Their Dreams?

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Auburn University
  • Bevill State Community College
  • Calhoun Community College
  • Coastal Alabama Community College
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • Mississippi State University
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College
  • Princeton University
  • Samford University
  • Shelton State Community College
  • Snead State Community College
  • Southern Union Community College
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of Mobile
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Tennessee Martin
  • University of West Alabama
  • Wallace State Community College

You Transform Lives!

“Nothing has taught me responsibility, work ethic, determination, love, respect, and family more than 4-H. 4-H will always be a big part of my life and hopefully, I can pass it on to generations to come.” —Abbeigh Jo Gibson, Washington County 4-H

“I have been in 4-H for the vast majority of my life. The impact that this organization has had on my life is a significant one. I can say with confidence that I would not be the same person I am today had I not joined all those years ago.” —Jensen Fallen, Blount County 4-H

“4-H projects and activities enriched my life beyond my regular academic education. 4-H is fun but more importantly, it expanded my world outside of Bullock County. 4-H activities gave me more confidence for the future and taught me not by listening, but by doing.” —Lott Putnam, Bullock County 4-H

“4-H is a wonderful organization to be a part of and continually challenges everyone to think better and do better for yourself, your family, your friends, your community, and your world. Most importantly, 4-H has taught me to never settle for less than my best and to keep working towards that goal even when it seems unreachable. I have also learned the value of trying to do new things and taking chances.” —Tyler Crim, Tuscaloosa County 4-H

“The 4-H mentors in my life supported me, encouraged me, and helped me get to where I am today. I hope I can do 4-H proud in my future endeavors and be a positive role model for the next generation.” —Breanna Black, Marshall County 4-H


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Seth Tuttle, Development Officer, Alabama 4-H Foundation

Revised April 2024, Alabama 4-H Foundation Annual Report, 4HYD-2410

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