What is 4-H?
What is Walker County 4-H?
- 4-H'ers in grades 4-6 are referred to as Cloverleafs.
- 4-H'ers in grades 7-8 are referred to as Juniors.
- 4-H'ers in grades 9-12 are referred to as Seniors.
Youth in grades 4-12 may enroll as members in a club and choose projects that interest them. Walker County 4-H regularly conducts in-school meetings for all 5th grade classes in public schools, after-school meetings, community club meetings for children in 4-12 grades that do not have in-school meetings.
These youth develop many workforce skills while working on their projects, including leadership, decision-making, record keeping, public speaking, and teamwork. 4-H members meet with their clubs and may also have separate project meetings to discuss information specific to the project(s) they have chosen.
The newsletter of the Walker County 4-H program is 4-H Focus. The 4-H Focus is published once per month September-November, January-March. This newsletter contains pertinent information for our members, leaders, and parents and serves as the primary means of communication regarding 4-H activities and events.
4-H Colors: The 4-H colors are green and white. Green represents life, springtime, and youth. The white symbolizes purity.
4-H Pledge: Written by Otis Hall, the 4-H Pledge is as follows.
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service, and
My Health to better living for My Club,
My Community, My Country and My World.
4-H Slogan: The 4-H slogan is “Learn by Doing”. This slogan is a constant incentive to motivate 4-H'ers to strive toward acquiring new skills and knowledge.
4-H Motto: The 4-H motto is “To Make the Best Better”. This motto helps to encourage 4-H'ers not to settle for the present but to always strive to make things better.
4-H Symbol: The 4-H symbol is a green 4 leaf clover with a white H on each leaf representing head, heart, health and hand.