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Home-schooled brothers Luca, left, and Gus Federico have
participated in 4-H for several years. Luca displays his certifi cate of
appreciation for Forestry Field Day in Bartow County, and Gus shows
off his National 4-H Forestry Invitational First Place Team award.
Winning big: Lady Mae, shown by 12-year-old Jace Smith, won
Supreme Grand Champion as best in breed at a national competition
last summer.
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hat do a sixth-grader with a prize-winning cow, a
home-schooled forestry enthusiast, a singer who
aspires to a medical career and a teenager who
enjoys dance and choreography have in common? They're all
members of the largest youth-leadership organization in the
country: 4-H.
In Georgia, more than 240,000 youths ages 9 to 19 participate
in the program in an average year through the University
of Georgia Office of Cooperative Extension under the College
of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Nationally, 4-H
reaches more than 6 million young people through regular
club membership, short-term learning experiences, school
enrichment programs and camping.
" The opportunities offered by 4-H today far exceed the
organization's beginnings as an agricultural and a homemaking
program more than 100 years ago, " says Melinda Miller,
program development coordinator for the 4-H Southwest
District. Miller is an alumna of the Lowndes County
4-H program.
" Young people who participate in today's 4-H learn life
4-H grows tomorrow's leaders
By Pamela A. Keene
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skills, community involvement and how to become responsible,
active and engaged citizens through service and
leadership, " she says.
Each year, 4-H'ers choose from more than 70 project
topics such as agriculture, STEM (science, technology,
engineering and math) subjects, healthy living and civic
engagement. They then make presentations on those topics
to judging panels, and the competition is rigorous. Many
4-H'ers go on to receive college scholarships or earn district
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