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The Arkansas 4-H Foundation was founded in 1951, to serve the Arkansas 4-H program that was established in 1908. Today the 4-H program serves all seventy-five Arkansas counties, through the county offices of the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension. The 4-H program serves Arkansas youth ages five through nineteen. Local clubs are led by 4-H volunteers who coordinate their efforts with the Cooperative Extension in their county.
 
The Arkansas 4-H Foundation owns and operates the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale, Arkansas (near West Little Rock)

Check out the Arkansas 4-H Center here!


Offered through the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture. 4-H’s youth development is based on proven research and 100 years of experience.

A few of the youth education programs conducted at the Arkansas 4-H Center are:

Arkansas 4-H State Camps

AOS - Arkansas Outdoor School

AOS Summer Camp

ExCEL -
Experience The Challenge,
Experience the Leadership

SEEK - Science for home-school students

Safety

Summer Camps

Your Future

Work Place Readiness

To learn more about 4-H programs, visit the UA 4-H site.

 

 
Offered through the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture. 4-H’s youth development is based on proven research and 100 years of experience. 
 

 

Located on 227 acres, the 4-H Center includes a five hundred-seat auditorium, conference rooms, offices, banquet hall, kitchen, gift store, three dormitories, pool, archery and shooting range, and five-acre pond. This facility is utilized by 4-H’ers throughout Arkansas as a camping and outdoor life skill experience. The 4-H Center employs a staff of thirty and opened to the public in 1980. In 2001, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation awarded the 4-H Center a $4.5 million expansion grant. Upgrades to the 4-H Center dining and lodging were completed in the spring of 2013.

The 4-H program includes more than eighty educational tracks, including science, technology, agriculture, livestock, leadership, and other life skills not taught through the students formal education. Many 4-H programs are organized within local community clubs that operate outside of school, while others are in the schools.

There are over 131,000 students enrolled in Arkansas 4-H program. Today, more than $50,000 in scholarship funds are awarded to college bound 4-H students. It is recognized that the 4-H program emphasizes all non-formal education available to develop a student’s maximum skills throughout their formative years. In many counties, 4-H provides guidance and career preparedness in youth who have limited access to resources.

The 4-H Youth Development Program in Arkansas is the youth outreach program of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture. Foundation-supported services are offered to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, and the Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mission
The mission of the Arkansas 4-H Foundation is to support youth development opportunities through 4-H.

Vision Statement
We seek to create and enhance growth and recognition for 4-Hers and their volunteer leaders through our leveraged efforts, that they may develop the hallmarks of successful citizens with responsibility, leadership, and integrity.


Core Beliefs and Values

We believe in and value:
  • Personal growth and life skill development

  • Stimulating creativity

  • Support local communities

  • Positive relationships

  • Cultivating youth leadership

  • Positive goal achievement

  • 4-H legacy and traditions

  • We believe in making the best better.

 

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