Welcome to Fannin County 4-H! We are proud to have a strong 4-H Program for the youth of Fannin County, Texas. 4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.
4-H is the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System of land-grant universities; it is also the nation’s largest youth development organization, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. More than 55,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 600,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers. These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities. With a network of more than 6 million youth, 611,800 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 25 million alumni, 4-H helps shape youth to move our country and the world forward in ways that no other youth organization can.
4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. 4-H gives members a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. 4-H members go places – to camp, to state, and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.
In 4-H clubs, members sever as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer project to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.
Here in Fannin County, we do our best to provide the highest quality 4-H Program we can. We prepare our youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities.