4-H does make a difference
4-H is making a difference in the lives of young people across Nebraska.
The 2012 Nebraska Youth Development Outcome Report helps to clarify the impact and importance of the 4-H program to Nebraska.
In Nebraska, one in three age-eligible youth were enrolled in 4-H during 2012, in all 93 Nebraska counties, for a total enrollment of approximately 140,000 youth.
Over 1,400 youth were surveyed about their 4-H experience for Nebraska Youth Development Outcome Report and the report showed that 4-H youth are ready to take part in the Nebraska 4-H Revolution.
Youth are focusing their 4-H learning through five program outcome areas including science, healthy living, citizenship and leadership, agricultural literacy and career and college readiness.
Through Nebraska 4-H, youth are developing science interests, skills and abilities in the areas of agriculture, energy, environmental stewardship and technology.
They are gaining knowledge and appreciation for Nebraska’s largest industry, agriculture.
Nebraska 4-H youth are engaging and contributing to their communities and are gaining an understanding of the impact of personal decisions through healthy lifestyle education.
4-H is helping youth to focus their future success as it prepares them to make informed decisions about their college and career paths.
Find out what Nebraska 4-H youth are saying about their positive experiences in 4-H by reading the complete 2012 Youth Development Outcome Report found at 222.4h.unl.edu.
Questions about the 4-H program? Contact UNL Extension Educator Debbie Kuenning at the Keith/Arthur and Perkins Extension Offices.