Arizona 4-H celebrates its centennial in 2013 with activities planned to take place throughout the state. There will be birthday parties, service projects to benefit local communities, recognition of 4-H alumni and century families, and opportunities to give to the future of 4-H through centennial donations to the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation. Click on the blue ribbons at left to explore Arizona 4-H history, check in on centennial news, and help us celebrate the 4-H way: by getting involved!
As a part of Arizona's Centennial Celebration, we want to hear your 4-H story!
Tell us a little about your experiences in 4-H and how they impacted your life. For example, you can upload a favorite photo from your 4-H days and tell us something you remember about the day it was taken! Or tell about a personal triumph you remember, and how you felt when it happened. What was the greatest challenge you mastered in 4-H? What was your favorite project, and what made it special? Did something turn out in a way that you never expected? Who made a difference in your 4-H experience? Which of their actions or statements stand out in your memory? Do you think 4-H changed you as a person? How?
4-H clubs are encouraged to perform 100 hours of community service during the Arizona 4-H Centennial. For a list of 100 service ideas and guidelines for the Centennial Service to Community Club Challenge, click on 4-H Club Service Projects.
Clubs are also encouraged to enlist in the 4-H Century Club by donating $100 to the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation to support continuing programs. To make your mark on the future of 4-H, click on Create the Future of 4-H.
As we celebrate Arizona 4-H's 100th anniversary, we would like to recognize Arizona families with a combined 100 years or more of membership and/or volunteer service in 4-H. To learn more, click on Centennial Families.
As part of the 100th birthday celebration of 4-H, we are developing a comprehensive list of former 4-H members. Former members may complete and submit the Alumni Survey to help us update our 4-H Alumni records by clicking on Honor 4-H Alumni.
During our centennial year, help ensure that Arizona 4-H thrives for another 100 years by donating to the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation. Your contributions support ongoing programs, 4-H projects, trainings and award trips. You can set up a scholarship, establish an endowment, or contribute to the James 4-H Camp at Mingus Springs--our statewide outdoor learning center. The Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation encourages individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs to make a donation. In particular, 4-H community clubs are challenged to give $100 to help support 4-H programs into the next century.
Mail a donation to:
Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation
PO Box 210036
326 Forbes Building
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0036
Or, visit the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation website
For more information on Centennial activities in your county, contact your county or tribal Extension office.