4-H and Youth Development

4-H & Youth Development

YEP4Success: Youth Entrepreneurship Leads to Stronger Texas Economies

July 9, 2018 - Concerns about small business access to capital are a significant reality for new entrepreneurs. According to the Congressional Research Service reports, small businesses are behind the curve accessing the capital investment needed to start or expand their operations that lead to job creation and improved economies in the local regions. Federal [...]

Getting Back to “Please” and “Thank You” CEP Staff are Recipients of Performance Excellence Awards

July 2, 2018 - Over the last decade, Texas has reported high rates of teenagers turned unemployable work eligible adults who for various reasons missed out on the indispensable technical and competitive-edge defining soft skills to succeed in the 21st-century labor market. Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) envisions a better life for [...]

The Texas Medical Center Recognizes 4-H Fort Bend County Agent for Introducing Better Coping Skills for Healthy Living

June 4, 2018 - In 2016, the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published a collective review of research specifically focused on yoga in schools. According to the results, yoga “is a viable and potentially efficacious strategy for improving child and adolescent health and therefore worthy of continued research,” with students reporting less [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]