4-H Youth

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Message From the New Mexico State 4-H Office

Dear 4-H Families, Volunteers, and Leaders,

By now, you have heard the decision made by NMSU administration to cancel all face-to-face 4-H summer programs and activities. Face-to-face events may be canceled, but our New Mexico 4-H program is still going STRONG!

Extension agents, program assistants, volunteers, and even some of our 4-H youth have been developing educational trainings and activities and sharing them through Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and other social media outlets. Many clubs have begun meeting virtually using Zoom. The 4-H State Officers are busy planning New Mexico's first virtual State 4-H Leadership Conference, while other committees are making plans to offer summer events online.

The 4-H motto, To Make the Best Better, is one of the first things you learned when you joined 4-H. Here is your chance to prove you not only can repeat the motto, but you believe it and will put it into action. COVID-19 dealt us all a crummy blow, so what can we do? We can take this situation and WE can make it better!

One way to do this is to continue your participation in and promotion of our 4-H program. Invite friends who are not yet 4-H members to join you in some of our virtual activities. Share 4-H related videos and communicate through social media your commitment to and passion for the 4-H program. Perfect your skills while working on your 4-H projects. Spend time catching up on your record book. Share with your 4-H agent ideas you have about virtual programming and activities in which you are interested. Engage in service by sewing masks, helping (at a distance) an elderly neighbor, or calling a friend who might be lonely.

If you have ideas you would like to share with us or if you would just like to say hello, please don't hesitate to give us a call. Stay tuned to your County and State 4-H website, Facebook, and emails for ongoing information. We are going to have the best 4-H virtual summer EVER!

Dr. Laura Bittner, 4-H Youth Development Interim Department Head

Ideas and Action!

The 4-H youth development program is a dynamic non-formal education program.

4-H provides youth with opportunities to learn skills, gain knowledge, have fun, and make contributions in such areas as environmental education, community service, and current youth issues.

To find out more about 4-H opportunities in your area, contact your local County Extension Office or our 4-H Faculty and Staff.

If you have any problems viewing information or obtaining forms from this website, please contact the State 4-H Office at (575) 646-3026.

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4-H...In the News!

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KOB 4 has put together some great videos sharing 4-H stories!

Thank you, KOB 4, for highlighting 4-H during the 2019 fair season!

Click on the links below to check them out!

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