Two Alabama 4-H members participating in outdoor education

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8,500 youth explored the world using Google Expedition Virtual Reality kits and Chromebook computers. Another 2,400 young people engaged in computational thinking through CS Unplugged Activities, computer science activities without devices or the internet.

Youth practiced problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and innovation to improve computer literacy and develop twenty-first century skills to become more college and career ready.

4-H STEM Camp participants indicate positive development in their ability to respond positively after participating in the camp.

  • 95% know how to plan an experiment
  • 95% know how to communicate the results to others
  • 95% know how to evaluate test results to identify the best solution
  • 95% of STEM Camp participants love science

Read more about the 2017-18 Alabama 4-H Club Year Statewide Impact.

Download a printable PDF of 4HYD-2320 Alabama 4-H Statewide Report.

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  • 3,111 clubs with approximately 9,333 club officers learning and engaging in leadership development
  • 728 youth serving 67 county youth councils to make the local program and community better
  • 21 state ambassadors representing the 4-H program to local, regional, state, and national stakeholders

Our youth say that 4-H leadership opportunities improve their abilities.

  • 89% successfully work with adults
  • 65% appreciate the difference in others, an increase of 25%
  • 74% engage in teamwork, an increase of 15%
  • 56% express and communicate verbally
  • 74% develop an independent work ethic, an increase of 15%
  • 85% make a difference and give back to their communities, an increase of 20%

Leadership, belonging, independence, and generosity. 4-H has provided me opportunities to experience these things. Now, I want to share what I have learned with the world. –Alabama 4-H Ambassador President Taylor Keel (far left) with fellow 4-H State Ambassadors.

Read more about the 2017-18 Alabama 4-H Club Year Statewide Impact.

Download a printable PDF of 4HYD-2320 Alabama 4-H Statewide Report.

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4-H doubled Golden Egg Contest participation, increased Chick Chain participation and Pig Squeal participation by 11% (10,920 chickens in Chick Chain; 1,920 sold), 75 Dairy Poster participants, 10 Dairy Judging Contest teams, 6 Dairy Bowl Teams, 11 Beef It Up entries, 136 youth in the Junior Beef Expo, 81 participants in Livestock Weekend, 99 State Horse Show Entries, and 34 Livestock Judging Contest participants.

The first Alabama 4-H Poultry Week was supported by the Auburn University Department of Poultry Science. Other events included the 4-H Avian Bowl, Poultry Judging, Golden Egg, Poultry Que, and Egg Preparation Demonstration. Alabama 4-H also had winners in Turkey Que and Egg Preparation and Demonstration at the 2017 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference.

4-H staff managed 46 in-school gardens, 12 community gardens, 6 gardens in local housing authorities, 3 gardens at local Extension offices, and 2 other gardens.

  • 28% of produce was consumed by youth
  • 23% of produce was divided by youth and taken home
  • 13% of produce was used in cooking demonstrations
  • 7% of produce was taken to cafeterias
  • 2% of produce was donated to local food banks
  • 10% of produce was shared through a community garden
  • 17% of produce was shared with teachers and other adults

Read more about the 2017-18 Alabama 4-H Club Year Statewide Impact.

Download a printable PDF of 4HYD-2320 Alabama 4-H Statewide Report.

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