4-H and Youth Development

4-H & Youth Development

4-H Ambassador Reports Program Impact to Elected Officials

Brazos County hosted its annual Interpretation Luncheon for Elected Officials on December 1, 2016.  The event was sponsored by twelve extension support groups in the county at the Traditions Club in Bryan, TX.  For the program highlights in youth development, Georgia Williams represented the Cooperative Extension Program.  She is a high school student who has [...]

CAHS Graduate Student Presents Research

Research is one of the fundamental activities of the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and Prairie View A&M University.  Many graduate assistants participate in research that influences issues that are happening in the community. Nakita Bowman, Human Sciences major, and Rukeia Draw-Hood, Program Leader 4-H and Youth Development Program, are conducting an applied research [...]

NASA and 4-H Partner to Spark Passion in Space and STEM

4-H National Headquarters in conjunction with NASA provided an opportunity for Texas 4-Her’s from the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) in Dallas and Harris counties to participate in events with Astronaut Peggy Whitson (an Iowa 4-H Alum). Whitson will be leading the team made up of Tomas Pesquet from France and Oleg Novitskiy from Russia on [...]

Heroes 4-Health Meet in New Braunsfels and Empower Youth

On August 19-21, 2016, youth, adult volunteers, and staff gathered in New Braunfels, TX to celebrate the success of the 2015-2016 Heroes 4-Health grant funded initiative. This time was also used to plan for the 2016-17 implementation of the National 4-H and Wal-Mart supported grant. Twenty-eight summit attendees (17 youth, 5 volunteers and 6 staff) [...]

Three Summer Camps Come to a Close in the CAHS

Last week marked the closing of three summer camp programs in the College. Starting with the Research Extension Apprentice Program (REAP) followed by the AgDiscovery Camp and finally the 4-H Youth Leadership Laboratory, over 125 young people converged on campus between June and July to increase awareness of career opportunities in Agriculture and Human Sciences. [...]

Jeffries selected 2016 Professional-of-the-Year for State of Texas

(Recognition presented by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences - Texas Affiliate) February 19, 2016 (Bryan/College Station, TX). Imagine not having anyone to teach Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) courses in schools and/or universities, such as: managing a budget, understanding the use of boiling water before consumption, developing entrepreneurial skills or reusing and recycling [...]

Overview of Volunteering in a HLSR Exhibit

Rationale: Recruit majors into university. Generate leads. Market organization. Build and enhance brand. Expand partnerships. What should I do before volunteering for my shift? Sign-up via CAHS HLSR webpage & VolunteerSpot. Educate yourself about the exhibit. https://www.pvamu.edu/project2050/ Arrive at Booth 30 to 40 minutes before your shift. Have fresh breath, a clean face, teeth, body, [...]

Texas 4-H Recipe Rally

In the Recipe Rally, 4-H members are challenged with selecting, creating and/or altering a recipe and submitting a video of them demonstrating the preparation of the recipe. Recipes should be a healthy main dish that tie to the theme “Bringing Texas to the Table.” Please note: There are changes to the contest this year, so [...]

Volunteer Today with 4-H

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 [...]

Success Seekers 4-H SPIN club members are up for the challenge

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 [...]