BONIFAY — The Holmes County 4-H Program through the University of Florida/IFAS Extension will hold a Meet and Greet Night for youth and parents from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Holmes County Ag Center.
This event is free and open to all youth ages 5-18. Youth and parents will have the opportunity to explore the different clubs that are being offered through 4-H, meet and talk with current members and have their questions answered by Niki Crawson, 4-H Agent.
Enrollment forms will be available for new members and those wanting to re-enroll in the 2013-2014 4-H year. Volunteer information will be available for those adults interested in getting involved in the 4-H community.
“Please join us for a night of learning, interacting, and fun,” said Crawson.
4-H is one of the largest youth development programs in America with more than 6.5 million young people, ages 5-18, and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers. 4-H’s learning opportunities are designed around four essential elements necessary for positive youth development by providing youth with: supervised independence, a sense of belonging with a positive group, a spirit of generosity toward others and a wide variety of opportunities to master life challenges.
“A variety of fun, educational, social, and engaging activities are offered such as sewing, archery, science and technology, robotics, and so much more,” said Crawson. “These programs operate with volunteers to teach the fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, ‘learn by doing’ experiences which encourages youth to experiment, innovate and think independently.”
4-H is a community of young people ages 5-18 across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H programs are available to young people in all 50 states, U.S. territories and U.S. military installations worldwide, regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability.