Erika is a California 4-H volunteer and a mother of two children who both participate in 4-H. Here’s her story:
“4-H is very important to me, and gives me the opportunity to help my community. It is also an opportunity to support my two children in educational programs. I volunteer at many events in my community and I try to set a good example to my children. Sharing with others our time and talents is the best way to help! . . . We have two clubs and our vision is to open more! Ours is a small community with a large number of Hispanic and low-income students; 4-H will help many families!
"El programa ayudara a muchas familias. ¡GRACIAS 4-H!" - Erika, California 4-H
Kyle is a Delaware 4-H alum who is currently majoring in agribusiness:
4-H has impacted Kyle’s life in many ways. It has given him the direction and guidance to work toward and achieve his goals. Kyle comes from what is considered to be an underserved community. His influence in that community and school has been felt throughout by achieving goals only hard work and determination can achieve. He has a powerful work ethic that has encouraged his fellow club members to reach for higher goals and accomplishments that is felt throughout his community. Kyle is well known in Sussex County for his many accomplishments and is an example to all young people that setting goals and working toward them can be done.
"Being in this program, I’ve been able to break through that shell and it’s easier for me to talk to new people now." - Royce, Idaho 4-H
"4-H has been and still is so much more than a club or program, it is my true love." - Allison, Iowa 4-H
"This helped increase my social skills and made me the well-rounded 4-H leader I am today." - Alexis, Louisiana 4-H