4-H is a national youth development program– in Washington State it is sponsored by Washington State University. With its earliest roots in the 1800s, and the first youth club formed in 1902, 4-H has become the nation’s largest youth development organization.
4-H’ers around the country are tackling some of the most current topics such as global food security, climate change, and sustainable energy. Required community service gives them an opportunity for civic responsibility and engagement. The “learn by doing” approach and mentoring by knowledgeable, talented islanders, fosters leadership, responsibility, and caring, that strengthens our families and communities.
Our San Juan County 4-H youth receive guidance from adult leaders and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles themselves, putting to use the 4 H’s: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.
Most years you will see 4-H youth everywhere at the San Juan County Fair displaying their diverse creative projects, showing animals, riding horses and giving presentations.This year San Juan County youth are sharing their hard work through an online Virtual Showcase.
Want to support 4-H youth who are participating in the 2020 Virtual Showcase? You can participate in online still life and market animal auctions online. For more information visit:https://extension.wsu.edu/sanjuan/4h/4-h-auction-for-buyers/