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Creating youth and adult partnerships. Inspiring Kids to Do. “As a 4-H volunteer, it is my family’s honor to contribute to our community. The knowledge I have gained through service has allowed me to pour into our youth. Watching them apply the skills they have learned through 4-H has given me hope that our world will be filled with productive citizens.” – Mike Jones, Houston County 4-H Volunteer

Creating youth and adult partnerships.

Inspiring Kids to Do

“As a 4-H volunteer, it is my family’s honor to contribute to our community. The knowledge I have gained through service has allowed me to pour into our youth. Watching them apply the skills they have learned through 4-H has given me hope that our world will be filled with productive citizens.” – Mike Jones, Houston County 4-H Volunteer

71,241 young people in Alabama 4-H

80,934 volunteer hours

3,105 volunteers

$2.3 million impact

Mike Jones, 4-H Volunteer & Doug Summerford, Houston County 4-H Agent

Mike Jones, 4-H Volunteer & Doug Summerford, Houston County 4-H Agent

Long-Term Outcomes

  • Academic or Vocational Success
  • Civic Engagement
  • Employability & Economic Stability
  • Happiness & Wellbeing

Developmental Outcomes

(Positive Youth Development)

  • Positive Academic Attitude
  • Social Competence
  • Personal Standards
  • Connection with Others
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Contribution

Youth Thriving

(Social, Emotional & Cognitive Learning)

  • Growth Mindset
  • Openness to Challenge & Discovery
  • Hopeful Purpose
  • Prosocial Orientation
  • Transcendent Awareness
  • Positive Emotions
  • Goal Setting & Management

Developmental Context

(4-H Programs)

  • Sparks
  • Belonging
  • Relationships
  • Engagement

The Bottom Line

4-H provides opportunities for personal growth and helps volunteers give back to their communities.

Visit www.alabama4h.com for more information.

 


Revised April 2022, State Impact: Alabama 4-H Volunteers, 4HYD-2404

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