For over 100 years, 4-H has inspired families, shaped careers, and impacted communities. On October 6 through 12, we will celebrate the impact of 4-H during National 4-H Week. Here are some ways you can celebrate 4-H!
With permission, host a 4-H rally at a school or community center. It’s a great way to bring the community together to celebrate and show the pride of your local 4-H program
Local programs are always looking for resources to continue growing the programs. Help programs like the Flying Squirrels or Green Turtles (not real clubs, by maybe) thrive by making a donation that can help provide supplies to kids in the area.
Nothing says 4-H pride like a 4-H tee! Dress yourself (or the entire family – pets included!) in 4-H green and 4-H gear, available at Shop 4-H.
If your local grocery or hardware store allows, set up a table to share information about your local 4-H program. You can display 4-H posters, hand out flyers, or showcase the work of local 4-H’ers.
Kids love 4-H. They enjoy the time they spend with 4-H friends, look forward to their next 4-H meeting, and plan all year to show off what they’ve learned. Recognize the hard work and dedication of 4-H’ers by shouting out one or an entire club on social media.
In some communities, you can ask local businesses to display 4-H posters. Many may be willing to dedicate their entire storefront to 4-H signs, memorabilia, and décor for the week.
If you are a 4-H alum, you might be looking for ways to reconnect with 4-H. Consider giving your time to a local 4-H club by becoming a volunteer.
Take to social media to share a 4-H memory, express how 4-H shaped who you are today, describe what 4-H means to you, post an old 4-H photo, or shout-out your 4-H club. Use and follow the hashtag #InspireKidstoDo, share your story, or read stories similar to yours.
4-H alumni often credit 4-H for the connections they’ve made, remembering the friends they made and those who they may still keep in touch with today. Gather your old 4-H friends and spend some time together reminiscing on your 4-H experience or recreate your 4-H project together!
We all have a reason to thank our local 4-H leaders. Whether you grew up in 4-H, you have kids in 4-H, or you’ve witnessed the positive work of 4-H in your community, send a ‘thank you’ note to your local Extension/4-H office to show your appreciation,