Blaine County 4-H Youth Learn Leadership, Citizenship & Life Skills
Blaine County 4-H is a part of Montana State University Extension, and 4-H is the state’s largest out-of-school youth program. Through a variety of projects and educational activities, it reaches more than 130 Blaine county youth within the traditional 4-H clubs. There are also more than 40 adult volunteers who assist Blaine County MSU Extension with the 4-H program. The volunteers teach youth valuable life skills which help them to become confident, competent and compassionate individuals. Through the research-based curriculum of 4-H, the youth in Blaine County actively explore a wide variety of interests, with animal projects being the most commonly-chosen project. Every project that a youth participates in is unique to each member as they make the project their own.
Blaine County 4-H is supported by the local 4-H Council and the Blaine County 4-H Foundation. The Blaine County 4-H Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to graduating high school seniors and 4-H alumni. The Blaine County 4-H Council provides financial support, as well as structure and guidance of the 4-H program. It is comprised of volunteers who work closely with the Extension agents to strengthen 4-H in a variety of opportunities such as the 4-H Ambassadors/teen leaders, officer training, Project Day, Quiz Bowl, Blaine County Fair, Shooting Sports, 4-H Camp, and the livestock program.
Image credit:Blaine County-4-H members. Photo courtesy of Blaine County MSU Extension