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55 Ideas for National 4-H Week!

For well over 100 years, 4-H has inspired families, shaped careers, and impacted communities. On October 2nd – 7th we will celebrate the impact of 4-H during National 4-H Week. Below are some ways you can celebrate 4-H! I encourage you to use this week to not only promote your local 4-H program, but also to show gratitude for the support received from your community! The 2023 National 4-H Week Theme is: Here are lots of resources to utilize: National 4‑H Week – Social Media Graphics Downloads are available… Read More →

North Region 4-H Power Camp 2023 “Get Groovy with 4-H”

June 15-17, 2023, District 2 4-H hosted Power Camp at High Plains Retreat Center in conjunction with District 1 4-H. Power Camp is for incoming 8th graders – graduating seniors. This year, 49 District 2 4-H members attended. One thing that makes Power Camp special is the partnership with Xcel Energy. For 68 years Xcel Energy has helped sponsor this camp. Xcel employees attend camp and lead electrical and renewable energy workshops. This is one of the longest standing partnerships in Texas 4-H! Continue reading to learn more… Read More →

D2 4-H Junior Leader Lab 2023 “Wild About 4-H”

June 1-3, 2023, District 2 4-H Hosted Junior Leader Lab at Ceta Canyon. 175 campers attended and 30 high school 4-H members served as camp counselors. Even though we experienced some storms this year, we didn’t let the weather keep us from having a great time! Continue reading to learn more about what happens at camp. Campers were divided into teams based off their grade level and assigned counselors to complete their daily activities with. Each team camp up with their own chant and designed a team flag…. Read More →

Scholarship Season, the most wonderful time of the year!

For most, this time of year is filled with holiday cheer, delicious meals, enjoying time with family, and making plans for the new year, but for graduating seniors (and their parents) the reality of a higher education, and the financial commitment that comes with it, is lurking in the back of their minds. A college education does not have to be a financial burden. In fact, on average 1.7 million scholarships are awarded every year, totaling to over $6 billion, according to the Washington Post. Approximately 1.9 million… Read More →

The Art of the Thank You Note

With stock show season under your belt, hopefully you have sent a few thank you notes. Graduation is just around the corner for our seniors, who are sure to be writing thank you notes throughout the summer. Sending thank you notes as a representation of gratitude is an age-old tradition that will never go out of style. If you’ve ever received a thank you note, you know this to be true: there are good thank you notes and there are bad thank you notes. Check out these resources to… Read More →

Spring is in the Air! – March 22, 2023

Although it may not quite feel like it here in District 2, it is officially spring! A new season brings new opportunities to address needs in our communities. Here is a list of spring community service ideas! Take a look and let us know what spring service projects you like participating in!