How do youth benefit from 4-H?
4-H is more than project work. It's an opportunity to develop valuable life skills, enjoy many new experiences, meet new people, and have lots of fun. ¨ Members can learn leadership and public speaking skills. ¨ Members have an opportunity to learn goal setting and achievement and record keeping. ¨ Members who have trouble with schoolwork can gain self-esteem. The skills required to nurture or ¨ train an animal, create an artistic or utilitarian object, cook or sew, are not the same as academic skills. ¨ Members can use their experiences in Leadership, Community Service, and Citizenship to assist with college admissions and in applications for scholarships. ¨ Members can go to 4-H Camp. The cost is very reasonable and the experience is valuable; spending a week of fun with other members from Sacramento County. ¨ Members can show their projects at the County and State Fairs ¨ Members will learn the right way to raise and care for animals whether family pets or commercial livestock. ¨ Many opportunities exist for members to meet other 4-H'ers throughout the County, State, and Nation.