Pinal County 4-H clubs have a rich history, dating back to 1914. This year, as Arizona 4-H turns 100 years old and 4-H families across the state are celebrating all year long, Pinal County 4-H clubs are reorganizing. This is a good time for you to join. Pinal County 4-H has 21 community clubs throughout the county.
There are lots of opportunities within 4-H for youth to develop important life skills and learn how to grow into successful adults. Throughout the years, as 4-H expanded, they not only offered plant and animal projects, but, also created projects in science and technology, natural resources, leadership, citizenship, family and consumer sciences, communications and expressive arts.
What makes 4-H special is the focus on basic life skills development. Putting its motto, “To Make the Best Better” into practice in all areas of the program, the 4-H of today offers programming for both rural and urban youth. Traditional program is still offered in the form of 4-H clubs, as well as non-traditional outreach experiences through schools, grant focused programs and other collaborative efforts. Projects are offered for youth to express themselves, discover new things and prepare themselves to become capable and contributing leaders of a global society.
Pinal County 4-H is currently accepting youth enrollments and recruiting new adult volunteer leaders throughout the county for the 2013-14 club year. 4-H clubs generally meet once each month as a whole community club where they include a youth led business meeting, an educational activity and some fun games. Additionally, one or more specific project clubs are usually held for members each month. Clubs are organized for youth, ages 5-19 years of age. If you are interested in joining 4-H, please call the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension 4-H Office at 520-836-5221.