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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Throughout the United States, over 500,000 volunteers provide
caring and supportive mentoring to six million 4-H'ers, helping them grow into true
leaders. Garland County 4-H has approximately 250 members. These members come from
all areas of the county--the communities of Fountain Lake, Lake Hamilton, Lakeside,
Jessieville, Mountain Pine, and within the city limits of Hot Springs. Garland County
4-H needs more adult volunteer leaders to help us serve even more youth of this county.
4-H adult volunteer leaders are the core of every successful 4-H program! A 4-H volunteer
leader plays a key role in helping young people grow as individuals, acquire new knowledge
and skills, and become active members of their communities. A 4-H adult volunteer
gains personal satisfaction and pride in knowing they have contributed significantly
to the personal development of youth. 4-H volunteers help 4-H members to:
Research shows that 4‑H helps young people excel beyond their peers. The 4‑H Study
of Positive Youth Development, conducted by Tufts University, explores the impact
that participation in 4‑H has on youth. For more than 10 years, 4‑H has partnered
with Tufts University to study the effectiveness of its youth development programs.
This research study found that the 4‑H program’s unique hands-on approach gives kids
the opportunity to learn by doing and build life skills. Compared to their peers,
the findings show that youth involved in 4-H programs excel in several areas.
When compared to youth in other out-of-school activities, 4-H'ers are nearly four
times more likely to make contributions to their communities. 4-H'ers are two times
more likely to be civically active. They are nearly two times more likely to participate
in Science, Engineering, and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time.
4-H youth are nearly two times more likely to make healthy choices. 4-H girls are
two times more likely to take part in science programs.
People volunteer with 4-H for many reasons. One obvious benefit is to help guide and
mentor our country’s future citizens and leaders. Volunteers also develop new leadership
skills, meet new friends, and have great adventures.
Adult volunteers play an important role in 4-H youth education programs. They coordinate
local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state, and national
4-H events. A club can be established with as few as six kids from at least two different
families and an adult who will lead the club. Clubs meet at least six times per year
but most clubs meet each month. Club meetings consist of having an "official" business
meeting, a program which could be a guest speaker, a training workshop, or even a
talk from one of the youth members. A game or activity usually follows and most of
the time a snack is provided by one of the members.
If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer leader and possibly establishing
a club in your neighborhood, contact Linda Bates, 501-623-6841, or email firstname.lastname@example.org at the Extension Office for more facts about 4-H and for information about getting
a club started. We need you!!!
Additional information is available at our website: www.uaex.uada.edu/garland.
Master Gardener Information
Master Gardener meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Elks Lodge. They’re open to the public and guests
are always welcome. For more information call the Extension Office at 623-6841 or
922-4703 or email Allen Bates at email@example.com.
Are you interested in joining an existing Extension Homemakers Club? EHC is the largest
volunteer organization in the state. For information on EHC contact Jessica Vincent
on 623-6841 or 922-4703 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
By Linda Bates County Extension Agent - 4-HThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Linda Bates County Extension Agent - 4-H
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
236 Woodbine Hot Springs AR 71901
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension
office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible
persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national
origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity