4-H and Youth Development

4-H & Youth Development

4-H and Youth Development Unit host College Visitation Day “On the Hill”

The importance of getting a college education was emphasized by university professors, research scientists, and extension staff during a recent college visitation day program for 9th - 12th-grade students.  “Prairie View A&M University produces productive people,” is a familiar quote heard by many who visited “On the Hill.”  During their tours and sessions, the high [...]

4-H Makes Dreams Become Reality

  The month of April 2017 was indeed a time of celebration, outreach, stewardship, and recognition. On April 22nd in Cass County, a combined task force of 10 youths and four adults, led by the CEP Youth Advisory Board, manifested the spirit of 4-H with combined activities to celebrate Earth Day; Community Service Month; and [...]

Cameron County 4-H’ers Attend Global Summit in Canada

The Global 4-H Network believes the power to build a more sustainable future lies with youth. They hosted a Summit to aid in creating long-term solutions that strengthen communities and feed a growing world. Both of these are important to ensure global economic and political stability for future generations. The National 4-H Headquarters currently has [...]

Take a Stand

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bullying victimization is associated with a wide range of negative outcomes including feeling unsafe at school, school absenteeism, psychological distress, depression, suicidal ideation and repeated common health problems.  Bullying behaviors are also associated with future violence including dating violence, gang membership, and delinquency. Data from the [...]

4-H Focuses on Abilities not Disabilities in Cameron County

Access, equity, and opportunity are objectives critical to the mission and vision of the 4-H Program. Because 4-H allows young people to make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and shape their communities, the philosophy of inclusion rather than segregation has shown beneficial to programs in Cameron County.  Understanding the high demand more than [...]

Hurricane Response in Liberty Texas

Ten days after Hurricane Harvey Liberty County, Community & Economic Development extension agents took the lead in organizing and responding to the hurricane victims.  The agents provided thousands of residents with blankets, toiletries, water, gift cards, shoes, clothes, cleaning supplies, food, gift cards, temporary housing and other supplies. Local churches, community organizations, and businesses reinvested [...]

CEP Specialist Jeffries and AgriLife Specialist McCorkle presents Explore Sewing Machine Basics at Texas 4-H Summit

Agents and specialists were able to learn more about the new Explore Clothing and Textiles: Explore Selling Your Handicrafts Guide, during the Texas 4-H Summit held recently at the 4-H Center in Lake Brownwood. This publication, due out December 2017, is the latest manual to guide volunteers, agents, and 4-H youth with a step-by-step approach [...]

PVAMU’s Youth Lab Leads to Learning and Earning at Youth Conservation Corps

The United States Youth Conservation Corps, part of the National Park Service, is a summer employment program for youth ages 15 to 18 that engages them in meaningful work experiences at national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility. One role of the 4-H National [...]

2017 Youth Leadership Lab Increases Awareness of STEM and Agriculture Careers

The Cooperative Extension 4-H & Youth Development Program hosted Youth Leadership Laboratory (YLL), a 4-day/3-night pre-college outreach summer program at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas, July 16-19. This year's theme was "See Yourself in Agriculture," and it focused on environmental education. The program began with Samuel Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA's South Central Region [...]

First Jr. Youth Leadership Lab Held

On July 10-13, 2017, the Cooperative Extension Program’s 4-H & Youth Development unit and STEMULATION for Youth held their first Jr. Youth Leadership Lab on the main campus in Prairie View. Jr. YLL was day camp that gave 16 youth from Waller, Harris and Fort Bend counties hands-on learning experience in STEM activities such as [...]