4-H State Programs
2019 Arizona 4-H Summit
The 2019 Arizona 4-H Summit is an opportunity for 4-H youth from across Arizona to explore how their spark can be fueled through campus engagement, career exploration, and community service. Participants will experience the campus first-hand through problem-solving in academic programs and residence life. They will gain valuable insight from both 4-H alums and other successful adults who will share their successes and challenges along their life paths. Youth will also be able to both participate in community service and develop service plans for their communities. Beyond this hard work, participants will be able to network with other incredible 4-H youth through delicious meals, parties, and the first annual Clover Ball and dance.
National Collegiate 4-H Organization
Collegiate 4-H is an organization on college and university campuses to provide members with a sense of identity on campus, enriches their lives through group projects and recreation, and develops confidence and leadership skills. Clubs provide service and support to their local and state 4-H programs, such as serving as judges and conducting training workshops. They are also a service and social group for campus students. Collegiate 4-H members do not need to have been previously enrolled in 4-H.
AZ 4-H Family and Consumer Science Competitions
4‑H healthy living programs focus on nutrition, decreasing childhood obesity, bullying prevention, health and fitness, safety, stress management, and food science. [name] are a chance for 4-H members across the state of Arizona to put the words “health to better living” into practice. Contests range from knowledge contests on nutrition, personal appearance, health, physical exercise to public speaking and showcasing sewing skills. The contest types are diverse but all are focused on youth learn about how they present and prepare themselves in diverse settings, while focusing on food, health, nutrition, and appearance.
Military 4-H Clubs
Arizona 4-H is part of a national effort to support military families by supporting 4-H clubs on military installations. 4-H works with U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine personnel to support youth and family programs on military installations in Arizona and around the world. Specifically, Arizona 4-H supports military personnel at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ft. Huachucha Army Base Luke AFB, , and Yuma Proving Grounds. In addition to programming for youth, these collaborations promote mission readiness for soldiers and airmen and military women. With the support of 4-H Extension professionals, military staff provide strong educational programs for children so that military men and women can pursue their critical, high-risk assignments knowing that their children are in safe and nurturing environments. 4-H clubs provide quality educational experiences using research-based curricula in STEM, healthy living, and citizenship for military youth ages 5 - 19. The goal is for military youth to be a part of 4-H here in Arizona and them to be able to continue their 4-H involvement wherever they move when their parents are transferred to a new assignment. Extension provides resources and programs in a wide variety of subject areas that can benefit military staff as they serve their youth and families. Arizona 4-H has a State 4-H Military Liaison to coordinate Extension and military partnerships in the state.
4-H Youth Foundation Scholarships
Each year, the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation (link is external) provides thousands of dollars in college scholarships to 4-H members and alumni. These scholarships provide relief from the ever-growing cost of a higher education. Contact your county office for the deadline to turn in your Scholarship Application to the Aizona 4-H Youth Foundation office.
Arizona Statewide 4-H Camp
June 10-14, 2019
Are you ready for a life changing summer?
Don't just go to any-old camp, come to J.O.L.T.!
J.O.L.T. is an Arizona Teen Leadership Camp, designed by teens for teens. At J.O.L.T., there is a positive environment that promotes personal development, team building and self-confidence. Our mission: “To create an environment where Arizona teens can learn how to empower personal leadership, hone in on creativity, and encourage positive social change in their own community by upholding the tradition of making the best better.”
State 4-H Horse Show
This event is held once a year. You must qualify at the county level in order to participate in the State 4-H Horse Show. We hope this will be an exciting, positive and memorable opportunity for you. If you qualify, your local county agent will send you information about registration and deadlines.
University of Arizona Collegiate 4-H
Join us for our meetings
We are dedicated to promoting leadership through hands-on activities and social interaction. Our main goal is to provide a sense of identity on campus, increase personal development skills, and offer students an opportunity to enrich their lives through volunteerism. We offer many opportunities to volunteer and further better themselves for a bright and successful future!
Who can join?
UA students, we are more than happy to have ANYONE join! No previous 4-H, FFA, or agriculture back ground or experience necessary!
When and Where do we meet?
Meetings are held every two weeks, usually evenings, there are no set in stone meetings. We will schedule meetings based on the students and what is going on like exams and such. Meetings are help in the Forbes Building.
If you are interested in The University of Arizona Collegiate 4-H Club, please contact Malisa Grantham at 621-5316, or via email at email@example.com
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Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Education Program
The purpose of the Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Education Program is to promote positive youth development through the safe and responsible use of archery equipment and firearms. Education is the foundation of this 4-H Program and is at the heart of teaching youth safe practices while handling firearms. The 4-H Shooting sports strive to also bring recreation element by working with families to develop a passion for the sporting traditions of archery and marksmanship. The most visible aspect of the shooting sports program, but not the most important is the aspect of competitions which allows youth to exhibit their skills, develop goals, and engage in a social environment where they can interact with other youth and caring adults.
4-H Shooting Sports Programs strive to create a "spark" in Arizona youth to increase their opportunities to participate in STEM-oriented lessons, develop healthy lifestyles and choices, as well as engage in civic life through participating in regular lessons that are taught by highly certified, caring adult volunteers. Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Projects vary by county and availability of certified instructors, however, courses available in Arizona include:
- Hunting/Outdoor Exploration
To find out more about competitions, available training, statewide and countywide guidance committees, and instructor resources, please visit the Arizona 4-H Shooting Sports Webpage.