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Traill County 4-H and Youth Development

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Welcome to Traill County 4-H
Traill County 4-H Youth Development Programs offer opportunities for youth ages 5-18 to live, learn, grow, and have fun! Opportunities include club meetings, project activities, contests, camps, achievement days, and more. 4-H is the youth development branch of North Dakota State University Extension Service.

4-H teaches youth life skills such as responsibility, decision making, public speaking, and leadership. 4-H'ers learn these life skills through hands-on education. Youth choose project areas of interest to them and subsequently learn life skills.

What is 4-H?
4-H is the youth development program conducted by the North Dakota State Extension Service. 4-H members can select from many activities in various project areas ranging from photography to clothing to entomology. Adult leaders, trained by NDSU Extension Service Staff, teach projects to children using the "learn-by-doing" method. 4-H teaches leadership, citizenship, and skills children will use throughout their lives.

4-H Mission
The mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, form attitudes, and practice behavior that will enable them to become self directing, productive, and contributing members of society.

Emblem
The 4-H emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf. The letters in the emblem stands for:  Head, Heart, Hands, and Health - the foundation of all 4-H programs.

Pledge
I pledge:
My Head to clear thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hand to larger service,
My Health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

Educational Philosophy
Experiential education - learn by doing.

Motto
"To Make the Best Better" was suggested by Miss Carrie Harrison of USDA and adopted by a committee of state and national leaders in 1912.

Colors
Green - nature's most common color, symbolizes springtime, life and youth.
White - symbolizes purity and high ideals.

For more information on the Traill County 4-H Program contact our office at:  701-636-5665 or email us at NDSU.Traill.Extension@ndsu.edu

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