UNIDOS – Grow Together

Home » Blog » UNIDOS – Grow Together

We’re proud of the cultural diversity throughout 4-H and are made better because of it. Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and embrace the diversity of multiple origins, cultures, and traditions. UNIDOS, we grow together! #Thisis4H

Juntos 4-H: Bringing Communities Together

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated on September 15-October 15. During this time (and beyond), we highlight the programs and partners that significantly impact Latino youth, families, and communities. One program, in particular, is Juntos 4-H.

youtube-video-thumbnail
youtube-video-thumbnail

Cassey Carrillo Flores

A 4-H member since moving from Puerto Rico at age 10, Cassey loves working with people and discovering common interests. Equally proud of her 4-H community and Puerto Rican heritage, her enthusiasm is contagious and drives her love of volunteering and helping people.

Clothing That Speaks Volumes

Make a statement. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our new Shop 4-H collection shirts and hoodies. Get your style now.

HHM 2022 600x430
youtube-video-thumbnail

Walmart & 4-H at Home Cooking Demo

Join chef Aarón Sánchez, award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist for a cooking demo.

With wind-swept vistas, grassy hills and wide-open spaces, Matias holds a lifetime of memories of visiting his Abuela on their family farm in the Patagonia region of Argentina. Having travelled there since he was a baby, Matias cherishes his heritage and enjoys exploring the vast countryside via horseback.   

Growing up abroad and with language difficulties, life wasn’t easy for Matias. Feeling like an outsider, he struggled to fit in. Not until he was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder did he understand the source of his anxieties. After joining 4-H and winning a science fair ribbon, a spark ignited in him. Opening his eyes to a new world, 4-H provided a place where Matias not only felt welcome but was able to pursue his passion for science.    

As an Illinois 4-H’er and an Agriculture Pillar winner, sponsored by Bayer, Matias has developed and cherishes friendships in 4-H with people from different heritages. He feels they connect through common ideas and projects—helping each other learn and succeed. Grateful for his inclusive experience, Matias believes 4-H is truly his shared community.  

Matias Habib 

Related Posts

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating an Investment in Community

As co-chair of the Congressional 4-H Caucus, I join a group of 55 Representatives who are advocates, champions and alumni of 4-H, raising awareness of the organization’s impact on young ...
Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month: Mi Grito en 4‑H

I stomp my boots hard on the ground, just like my club leader Saralynn taught me. As I finish the final move, I spin in my dance partner and yell ...
Read More

Juntos 4‑H Program Helps NYC Teen Prepare for Her Future

Patricia is a 16-year-old 4‑H’er from New York City who is passionate about the performing arts. She is also a proud American with Dominican heritage, who grew up speaking Spanish ...
Read More

RECENT POSTS

Native American Heritage Month

National 4‑H Council Board Elects New Trustees

Historic Scott Gift to 4‑H Will Strengthen Workforce and Optimize 4‑H Programming Today and Tomorrow

Tech Changemakers:

Help your community bridge the digital divide.

young boy with curly hair looking up
4h-at-home-950x450
4h-at-home-950x450

4-H at Home

4-H at Home provides hands-on, educational activities for kids and teens to do while they're home from school during COVID-19. Get our latest 4-H at Home Activity Guide, activities from 4-H Land-Grant Universities, and more.

Help 4-H Provide Equal #Opportunity4All Kids