Mesa's Lehi 4-H Club in the east Phoenix area helped convince the city council to reverse a ban on livestock. 4-H Citizenship at its best!
Youth are encourage to grow & pick their vegetables, clean & cook them and then sit down to enjoy the veggies of their labor here at the Village Farms at the Pima County Extension office. This mural reminds kids that veggies, not just milk, are good for bones.
School gardens help youth meet academic standards in science through hands-on learning. Youth who grow their own fruits and vegetables also are more likely to eat them which helps reduce childhood obesity and juvenile onset diabetes.
Life presents many challenges and youth learn how to build a support team and face these challenges with confidence after participating in the Hight Ropes Course. The zip line at the 4-H High Ropes Course offers two challenges - climbing the 40-foot tower and leaping from it.
Our 10 Japanese exchange delegates and 2 chaperones arrived on July 21 and are now spending time with their host families. We have host families around the state from Apache county to Pima county. The delegates will stay with their host families until August 19 then they return home to Japan. They are here to experience the American lifestyle and participate in all aspects of everyday life of our 4-H families.