The 4-H Club

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            Another extracurricular activity that is not directly through the school system but makes a major difference in the lives of Mississippi children is 4-H clubs.  What are 4-H clubs?  According to, 4-H can be defined as a program set up by the United States Department of Agriculture originally in rural areas to help young people become productive citizens by instructing them in useful skills (as in agriculture, animal husbandry, and carpentry), community service, and personal development.  Mississippi 4-H (the H’s standing for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health) are the values the club members work on through fun and engaging programs that help them to accomplish their goals.  Some projects include: 4-H ATV safety, 4-H scholarships, child developmental contests, forestry for kids and teachers, livestock, poultry, robotics, seed identification, and youth gardening to name a few.  These groups of volunteers don’t only alter their own lives but also alter the lives of the people in their community as well.  

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