4-H and Youth Development

4-H & Youth Development Archives - College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Where Are They Now: Demond Spiller

November 12 - Prairie View A&M's College of Agriculture and Human Sciences provides its students multiple paths to success on a daily basis. Demond Spiller's CAHS experience has put him on a path to leading others into the world of agriculture. Spiller spent the majority of his life raising and showing cattle, and he wanted [...]

Where Are They Now: Jeremy Peaches

November 2 - Jeremy Peaches is one College of Agriculture and Human Sciences graduate who knows the importance of giving back and keeping the spirit of agriculture alive. He credits his life-long passion for plants and animals to his rural upbringing in Greenville, Mississippi, but when his family moved to Houston, it was hard for [...]

CAHS 4-H Goat Giveaway Program Makes Big Impact in Hamilton County

November 5 - As Emma Byers looks across her farm each morning, it's hard for her to believe how an opportunity to raise goats has completely changed her life. Byers' two sons, David and Ryan, received animals through the 4-H Goat Kid Giveaway, a program led by the International Goat Research Center. The giveaway provides a [...]

4-H Engages Youth in a Pre-College Outreach Summer Program

October 4, 2018 – The two worlds of Agriculture and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM had a group of 4-H students shooting for the stars in a recent Youth Lab.  The out-of-this-world lesson was part of the National 4-H Science mission mandate, which is designed to address the following: unsolved worldwide social problems, [...]

Goat Judging Workshops and 4-H Goat Judging Contest

October 1, 2018 – In an effort to bring communities proper training and knowledge when it comes to animal judging, Prairie View A&M University’s International Goat Research Center hosts a goat judging workshop and judging contest each summer. This past July, more than 40 youth and adults participated in the goat judging workshop where they [...]

Rejuvenating Agriculture in the Minds of Middle School 4-H’ers

August 6, 2018 - Within the last five years, according to the AgCareers.com Enrollment and Employment Outlook Survey, less than 1% of college students were in an agricultural major, even fewer were from ethnic minority populations. As such, college graduates enrolled in Ag career majors are more in demand than ever. The agriculture, nutrition and [...]

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 [...]