Think green, give green: March 17 is a day to help Arkansas 4-H
"Last year, 4-H awarded more than $80,000 in college scholarships to Arkansas youth and an additional $90,000 for learning trips to 4-H events." — John Thomas
By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 27, 2023
- Donations helped fund more than $80K in scholarships
- Make donations online https://arkansas4hfoundation.org/
- New in 2023: Text AR4H to 44321
FERNDALE, Ark. — See some green. Give some green.
“March 17, with all its green and clovers is a great time to think about supporting Arkansas 4-H,” said John Thomas, development officer and managing director for the Arkansas 4-H Foundation.
Arkansas 4-H provides not only hands-on educational opportunities about health, science, technology and citizenship, it is also a great source of scholarships for students looking to attend two- and four-year colleges and universities, Thomas said. There are some 700 clubs across the state and there is no cost to join.
“Each year, more than 100,000 youth in Arkansas are part of 4-H activities in our state,” he said. “And last year, 4-H awarded more than $80,000 in college scholarships to Arkansas youth and an additional $90,000 for learning trips to 4-H events. We believe in our efforts to give Arkansas youth their best start in life by removing financial barriers to high education.”
New this year is the ability to donate by texting AR4H to 44321.
Donors can also give online by clicking the “donate” button in the top right of the foundation page: https://arkansas4hfoundation.org/.
Arkansas 4-H is for children ages 5-19. Parents who would like to be involved should contact their county extension office.
Arkansas 4-H is the only youth development program in Arkansas associated with the University of Arkansas.
To learn more about Division of Agriculture research, visit the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station website: https://aaes.uark.edu. Follow on Twitter at @ArkAgResearch. To learn more about the Division of Agriculture, visit https://uada.edu/. Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk. To learn about extension programs in Arkansas, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent or visit www.uaex.uada.edu. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @AR_Extension.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture 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 479-575-4952 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
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