4-H is an international youth and volunteer organization. It’s a program that provides members with the resources and activities to build self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills while learning about a topic of their choice.
Each member picks a project and works with a volunteer leader to develop his/her skills related to the project of choice. In Manitoba there are over 80 interesting hands-on projects like beef, photography, outdoor living, machines, crafts and more!
Beyond projects there are also club activities, provincial events and travel opportunities where members can meet new people, build friendships and have fun!
Today, 4-H clubs in Manitoba are driven by thousands of 4-H members and volunteers, plus a strong partnership with Manitoba Agriculture.
On Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Victoria Inn and Convention Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, 80 4-H members participated in the Provincial 4-H Communications Extravaganza. These members had risen to the top through a series of competitions from club level to area levels across the province.
While all competitors did a fabulous job, the following members were acknowledged for their outstanding speeches and presentations. The winners, their club, area and speech title can be found here.
Let’s Speak Up! Contest
The Let’s Speak Up! Contest encourages clubs to strengthen their public speaking skills at their club meetings without having to prepare a speech. Check out the 2018 4-H Manitoba Calendar to see the activities you can incorporate into your meetings. Be sure to take a photo of your members taking part and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the ballot.
Foster and Judah were chosen to attend the Aspiring Intermediate Member (AIM) camp in Alberta from July 23rd to 28th, 2017. It was held at the 4-H Alberta Centre near Westerose, Alberta. They have both shared about their experiences.
Click here to read more about Foster’s experience at AIM Camp.
Click here to read more about Judah’s experience at AIM Camp.