Alabama 4-H Members Leading, Learning and Making a Difference

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Justin Miller  / ACES

When faced with trying times, Alabama youth remain resilient. Alabama 4-H and its members continue to make positive impacts all over the state. With more than 71,000 enrolled members, 4-H stands out as one of the state’s premier organizations for youth development.

“While the effects of the pandemic still lingered, our 4-Hers, volunteers and agents demonstrated tremendous leadership over the past year,” said Molly Gregg, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System assistant director of Alabama 4-H programming. “Alabama 4-H is able to achieve great results each year because of their hard work.”

YEAR IN REVIEW

4-H is for everyone, youth ages nine to 18, in all 67 Alabama counties. With more than 3,300 clubs and nearly 9,500 educational activities, Alabama 4-H helps youth create, learn and explore the possibilities for their futures. While 4-H may be thought of as an impactful, rural organization, the numbers prove Alabama 4-H reaches the biggest cities and smallest towns.

– 2,191 members reside on farms.

– 40,010 members reside in towns with a population less than 10,000.

– 18,984 members reside in towns with a population between 10,000 and 50,000.

– 6,095 members reside in suburbs or cities.

– 3,961 members reside in urban areas.

“We are proud of the hard work of those who make Alabama 4-H happen even in the most trying circumstances,” Gregg said. “As the numbers illustrate, Alabama 4-H is for everyone.”

BECOME INVOLVED IN 4-H

Alabama 4-H is part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and uses regional Extension agents — along with volunteers, partners, alumni and parents — to deliver youth development programs. Through this programming, 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills they need to become leaders in their communities, state, nation and world.

Looking to get involved or have a son or daughter who would be interested in 4-H? Visit www.Alabama4H.com or reach out to your county Extension office to learn about local clubs, activities and opportunities.

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