4-H and Youth Development

4-H & Youth Development

Waller County 4-H Rainbow Club Practices Civic Engagement

Waller County 4-H Rainbow Club was elected by the Hempstead Chamber of Commerce to adopt and decorate a tree to beautify the city during the annual Festival of Lights Ceremony. The event was hosted by the City of Hempstead in their downtown area on December 10, 2016. Facilitated by extension agent Joshua Williams, the activity allowed 4-H members and volunteers [...]

Cass County 4-H Clubs Are “Crafting-Up” for Clothing and Textiles Competitions

Adult volunteers in Cass County are learning new Clothing and Textiles skills in preparation for 4-H FCS/CLT competitions. Educational workshops for volunteers have covered the use of sewing tools and equipment, clothing construction, the importance of using the iron and ironing board in creating professional looking garments, "pressing" as one sews, and fiber properties of [...]

Cameron County Teen Ambassadors and CEP Agent Recognized

Cameron County teen ambassadors and Guadalupe Castro, CEP Agent, were recently recognized for their involvement in the Heroes 4-Health Program, a grant project funded by Walmart through the National 4-H Council and facilitated in ten counties by Dawn Burton as Health Coordinator.  On Monday a photo of a 4-H ambassador was shown prominently on the [...]

Grand Reopening of Harris County Bear Creek Extension Office Held

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Harris County Bear Creek Extension Office on December 2, 2016. The building had been closed for many months after a flood in the spring.  The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences was highlighted. Administration and staff from both agencies were present, in [...]

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 [...]