What is 4-H?
An organization that develops innovative community leadership in youth between the ages of 8 and 21. In Manitoba, a partnership between the not-for-profit Manitoba 4-H Council and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI). The average age of a Manitoba 4-H member is 11.9.
4-H Members and 4-H Projects
4-H members choose a project and, with the guidance of a adult volunteer Leader, working in small teams, and "learn to do by doing". Manitoba has more than 3,500 members, more than half live on farms, about 30% live in rural non-farm areas and 14% are urban. The top five projects are: Beef, Equine Adventures, Food, Create-a-Project and Woodworking.
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service,
My Health to better living,
For my club, my community
and my country.
The 4-H Club, formed by members and leaders, is the cornerstone of the program, electing an executive, meeting regularly and enjoying community activities. Members can hold club offices, participate in meetings that develop communications skills and enjoy community activities. Manitoba has more than 200 clubs - the largest are Whitemouth Combined 4-H with 77 members and 23 leaders and Tecumseh 4-H with 54 members and 24 leaders.
Each club belongs to an Area council that elects a Senior and Junior Director to the Board.
Purpose of Manitoba 4-H Council
The Manitoba 4-H Council was formed in 1951 for the purpose of coordinating 4-H programming throughout the province and for providing participation in the decision making process to establish policy. The council administers specific programs and manages the funds solicited through 4-H club donations and sponsorship. The Manitoba 4-H Council operating procedures are based on its Constitution.
The Board forms Committees and sub-committees to organize provincial-wide and out-of-province activities. Anyone can be a Committee volunteer.
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