Tag: Demonstrations

County Events Day: A time for 4-H Youth to Shine

Positive Youth Development According to a Tuft’s University study (Lerner et al, 2013), positive youth development (PYD) is characterized by programming that supports and promotes the 5 Cs: Competence, Confidence, Character, Connection, and Caring. Successfully developing these attributes… Read More

Reflections from Graduating Seniors: Kheica Jones

I will never forget the day Kheica and little sister walked into the Jefferson County Extension Office interested in doing a 4-H Demonstration at County Events. Two shy and very timorous little girls.  Perhaps they could organize their… Read More

4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses

Russell and Julie McMillian both grew up in Gulf County and together have established a thriving business based on their love of horses.  They now own a small farm in Dalkeith, just south of Wewahitchka, and their business… Read More

Grow Confidence with Blue Ribbon 4-H Public Presentations

A 2001 Gallup poll found that 40% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, or fear of public speaking.  This statistic inspired the famous joke by stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld that at most funerals, “the average person would prefer to… Read More

4-H Breads Project Leads to Life-Long Career

Many years ago, a young girl attended a 4-H livestock club meeting along with her brothers and her father, who was serving as the volunteer club leader.   During the meeting the local county 4-H Agent paid the club… Read More