4-H is an international youth and volunteer organization. In Manitoba and across Canada, the 4-H program gives youth a wide range of opportunities for personal developement. Members build self-confidence, responbility and leadership skills that last a lifetime. The 4-H pledge is:
My HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
My HEALTH to better living,
For my club, my community and my country.
Each member picks a project and works with a volunteer leader to develop skills related to the project. There are 20 topic areas including beef, photography, outdoor living, machines, and crafts!
4-H members are youth and young adults between the ages of 7 and 25. Potential members must meet these age requirements by January 1 of the current 4-H club year.
The 4-H motto is “Learn To Do By Doing.”
Members can choose from more than 60 interesting hands-on projects like beef, photography, outdoor living, machines, crafts and more! (Click here for a full list of projects). Communication activities help then establish strong speaking and interpersonal skills, while fun events help them build friendships.
While acting as club executive, members gain valuable experience in leadership, problem-solving and goal-setting. Older members also have a chance to meet with other 4-Hers from across the province, the country, and the world.
The whole experience builds strengths that will assist young people throughout their professional and personal lives. The registration fee is $70 per member per year to Manitoba 4-H Council. (Some clubs and areas may have additional fees.) There may also be costs for project supplies, field trips, etc. There is a 4-H overnight night and an Area curling bonspiel in February. Every club member must complete their project to Achieve which is held every spring. Our multi-purpose club runs from October-April.
Registration will take place at Morden’s Expo on September 8 & 9 at the Access Event Centre.