4-H Youth Development
What is 4-h
4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experience alongside their peers and caring adults. 4-H began over 100 years ago and has grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H delivers research-based programming around positive youth development. 4-H is delivered through America's 109 land-grant universities. In Indiana, 4-H can be found in all 92 counties as delivered through Purdue Extension.
4-H Mission: The Indiana 4-H Youth Development mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world.
4-H Vision: Indiana 4-H Youth Development strives to be the premier, community-based program empowering young people to reach their full potential.
4-H Motto: 4-H Pledge:
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- Arts & Crafts
- My Pet & Me
- Sun, Stars & Space
- Wearable Art
- Mini Dairy
- Miniature Equine
In LaPorte County, the 4-H Council consists of twenty-three (23) approved 4-H adult volunteers and/or 4-H Youth members. The Council holds a meeting every month with the exception of July & December. All meetings are held at the Purdue Extension office on the 2nd Thursday and are open to the public to attend. January & February meetings are at 6:00 pm, all other months are at 6:30 pm. The purpose of the 4-H Council is to:
- To facilitate 4-H Youth Development Program planning for LaPorte County, including needs assessment, program implementation, risk management, recognition, and evaluation.
- To assist with audience development, including member recruitment and recognition.
- To support volunteer staff development, including identification of available roles, recommendations for recruitment, orientation, and recognition.
- To provide continuing financial support.
- To ensure accountability of funds as 4-H property intended for the benefit of all 4-H participants.
- To promote the 4-H program and opportunities available.
- To assure that the 4-H Youth Development Program is operating cooperatively with other youth-serving educational programs.
Local LaPorte County Scholarship & Deadlines
LaPorte County 4-H offers numerous scholarships on a local level. Please see individual form for more information and deadlines as they all have different requirements and due dates.
Indiana 4-H Scholarships
LaPorte County Scholarships
- Unity Foundation Scholarship
"We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelliegence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.