WHAT: Members participate in learn-by-doing activities, youth-adult partnerships, and research-based educational programs to help enhance their leadership abilities and develop a wide range of other life skills, helping them to thrive in the world. Membership age is 5-19, with some limitations for primary members age 5-8. The current program year is July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011.
WHY: 4-H develops leadership/citizenship skills; provides life skills education; strengthens youth-families-communities; and advances the field of youth development.
HOW: Members may participate in clubs, special interest groups, camp or other program settings. A minimum of 6 hours of education is required. Leadership and community service opportunities are available at the county, regional, state and national levels. Project costs vary. Uniform is optional.
WHERE: 4-H can be almost anywhere! A minimum of one adult volunteer leader and three members is required.
In addition to clubs, youth may be organized as special interest groups, day camps, and after-school programs. Groups can meet short-term or year-round.
The Morning Sun 4-H Club is a specialized Horse Project club that meets at the Morning Star Stables in Novato.
Anne Erisman, one of the Horse Project Leaders says, "
I have two children, Brenda and Chris. When Brenda turned nine she was able to sign up to our 4-H club, Morning Sun 4-H, with her pony Stormy. After some time I became the club leader. Our club has helped our community through many different ways. One of our favorite 4-H activities is Farm Day in March. We bring two of the ponies from the ranch and set up a long table with all kinds of house activities. The 4-h girls love to see the children faces light up when they walk by our booth."
Date: The second Monday of each month
Place: 885 Sutro Avenue, Novato- Morning Star Stables
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