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Preparing Texas Youth for College, College Prep 101 Workshop Series

March 18, 2018 - In 2017, National 4-H Headquarters released a new strategic plan with an outcome of preparing youth for college and career. This outcome is created to promote first-generation college access; to provide exposure to college and career opportunities, and to offer youth engagement in college and career readiness activities and programs. To [...]

“4-H Volunteer Signing Day” held at Open House

The 4-H unit celebrates National 4-H Week every year in October at Prairie View A&M University, but there is no time like the present to join a 4-H club or become a volunteer. All are welcome to participate in the annual Adult Volunteer "Signing Day" training where new and current volunteers can apply to work [...]

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 [...]

4-H Unit Welcomes Five Freshmen 4-H San Antonio Livestock Exhibition (S.A.L.E.) Scholars

As a result of 4-H and Youth Development Unit career awareness initiatives, five freshmen will enroll at Prairie View A&M University this fall. The Unit partners with stakeholders to secure scholarships, grants, educate, and train the youth of Texas. Board members of the San Antonio Livestock Exhibition (S.A.L.E.) continue their commitment to PVAMU by providing [...]

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 [...]

4-H Goat Judging Contest Held

The 29th Annual Texas 4H Goat Judging Contest was held at the PVAMU campus on July 29 and 30.  Over 40 4-Hers, parents and coaches attended the workshops held at the International Goat Research Center (IGRC) on Friday, July 29 to learn the basics of how to evaluate goats and to put together convincing sets [...]

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 [...]

Extension, Edgewood ISD ‘shoe’ their generosity to Title 1 students

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 [...]