From press reports
Since 4-H began more than 100 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S. Today, 4-H serves youth in rural, urban, and suburban communities in every state across the nation. 4-H’ers are tackling the nation’s top issues, from global food security, climate change and sustainable energy to childhood obesity and food safety. 4-H out-of-school programming, in-school enrichment programs, clubs and camps also offer a wide variety of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) opportunities – from agricultural and animal sciences to rocketry, robotics, environmental protection and computer science – to improve the nation’s ability to compete in key scientific fields and take on the leading challenges of the 21st century.
Mississippi 4-H is proud to offer programs and growth opportunities that put the heads, hearts, hands and health of Mississippi’s youth to work learning and applying the essential elements of the 4-H program: belonging, mastery, independence and generosity.
As 4-H youth enrollment in Choctaw County continues to increase, so does the need for adult volunteers. These volunteers are needed as club leaders/assistants to help prepare 4-H’ers for contest in specific project areas. Our 4-H shooting sports program has become increasingly popular among the youth in this county. Our goal is to make sure that everyone, under the guidance of trained instructors, will learn the safe and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment in a controlled environment. This year we will offer the following disciplines: archery, air rifle, and .22 rifle. Currently, we have four active 4-H clubs and we are in the final stages of organizing a horse club in French Camp.
The clubs meet in the 4-H Building (old Prairie Opportunity building across from Library) in Ackerman. There is no charge to join 4-H!
For more information on joining 4-H as a member or volunteer, contact the Choctaw County Extension Office at 285-6337 or stop by our office in the Courthouse Annex in Ackerman. Email: Darrell Banks, ANR Agent/ 4-H firstname.lastname@example.org or Juli Hughes FCS Agent/4-H email@example.com
Choctaw County 4-H Clubs
Club Meeting Date/Time Club Leader/Phone Number/Age Groups
Lucky 13 1st Thursday at 3:30pm Renee Steadman & Cindy Hunt 285-3445 (ages 13-18)
Fantastic 4-H’ers 2nd Thursday at 4:00pm Darrell Banks & Tony Steadman 285-6337 (ages 8-12)
Pet Club 1st Monday at 6:00pm Dr. Rita Morris 285-9006 (ages 8-18)
Cooking & Crafts Club 2nd&4th Saturday at 1:00pm Jennifer Juarez 633-2128 (ages 8-18)