Volunteer Today with 4-H

December 17, 2014
Youth at the International Goat Research Center at Prairie View A&M University

Volunteers are an integral and essential component of programming initiatives in 4-H and Youth Development. Extension program leaders and program specialists augment 4-H agent’s work with volunteers, and stakeholders to develop, deliver, and expand sustainable programs for youth.  Many current and new life skills initiatives are made possible by the willingness of dedicated and appreciated …

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Cutting Strawberries

In September, McLennan County’s Success Seekers 4-H SPIN club prepared for the county’s 4-H Food Show and Food Challenge. Every Tuesday, club members learned about MyPlate food groups, food preparation techniques, nutrients in the food, food safety, knife and kitchen safety and cooking equipment. They also practiced timed food preparation and their group presentations. Success …

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Discussion-about-Boards

In September, McLennan County’s newest 4-H SPIN club known as “Success Seekers” began its year by hosting a Fashion Storyboard workshop. This initial workshop featured a guest speaker from the 4-H State Clothing and Textile Advisory Board and the 1st Vice President of the Advisory Board, Samantha Merrifield to the Tuesday night meeting to explain …

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Health tips

As summer transitions to fall, college students are returning to campus and finding themselves responsible for making their own decisions. One of those decisions would be related to healthy living. Eating and being physically active, when, where and how often they choose can sometimes lead to the dreaded “freshmen 15” and other unhealthy consequences. However, …

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The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) has been working to keep the “A” in PVAMU and serve the land-grant mission of the University. One of the most recent efforts of CAHS was the “Outlook on Agriculture” radio talk show on KPVU. The College of Agriculture took to the air waves over the past spring semester …

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Youth lab 2014 was a success and a fun experience for students, faculty, and everyone involved. Youth lab kicked off on Tuesday July 15th. The students arrived from 11 different counties in Texas. Youth Lab is an annual 3-day camp for young students from ages 12-17 in which the students reside on PVAMU’s campus for …

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Panthers United is a campus recognized student organization, supported by the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS). The organization’s primary focus is to exemplify leadership while impacting the lives of limited resource families through support and service to Prairie View A&M University and the local community. Panthers United has undergone several major transitions over the years. It has recently elected new leadership as …

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Elementary, middle and high school students from Title 1 schools in the Edgewood Independent School District received an early Christmas present thank to the Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Edgewood ISD. Fifty-six pairs of new tennis shoes, donated by AgriLife Extension, Prairie View A&M College of …

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Youth from 12 counties where Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences provides  family and consumer sciences and 4-H and youth development programming participated in a health summit training as part of two nationally funded health initiatives focused on curbing obesity.   The focus of the health awareness …

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