Special Emphasis

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4-H: Grow With Us

This year’s Special Emphasis theme is designed to offer youth and volunteers an opportunity to reflect on how the opportunities in 4-H help us grow. We will also look at how 4-H can help the communities in our county grow. The activities in the 2017-2018 Special Emphasis curriculum will allow youth and adults a chance to practice and apply valuable skills that help them grow as leaders, as citizens, and as friends.

Special Emphasis Activities

Listed below is a series of activities that clubs can use at their meetings to explore the “4-H Grow With Us” theme.

Resources are in pdf unless identified otherwise.

4-H Grows Agriculture
4-H started as a way to extend agricultural education to rural young people. The idea of practical and “hands-on” learning came from the desire to connect public school education to country life. Building community clubs to help solve agricultural challenges was a first step toward youth learning more about the industries in their community. Go back to our 4-H “roots” and try these agriculture activities.

4-H Grows Artists

4-H offers a variety of opportunities for youth to express their artistic side. Introduce your club to these activities and give club members a chance to wow you with their talents!

4-H Grows Entrepreneurs/Professionals
4-H alumni use the skills they have learned in 4-H to do amazing things. You will too!

4-H Grows Healthy Youth
4-H encourages youth to live a healthy lifestyle. Healthy youth take care of their body, brain, and soul.

4-H Grows the Natural World

In 4-H we encourage youth to learn and appreciate the world around us, so it’s only natural to do one of these activities at your next club meeting!


Program Developed By:
4-H Youth Leaders:
Ashley Mihm
Elizabeth Rhinehart
Emily Schmidt
Micah Stege
Rebekah Stege
Sarah Stege

Adult Volunteers:
Scott Schmidt
Shannon Stege
Agnes Wagner

UW-Extension 4-H Youth Development Staff:
Amy Mangan-Fischer
University of Wisconsin Extension Washington County
4-H Youth Development Educator