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UNL Extension in Lancaster County

4-H & Youth

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My 4-H

Pledge

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service,
and my health to better living
. . . for my club, my community, my country and my world."

4-H Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

"4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills".

The 4-H Pledge: Health

At the Lancaster County Fair, youth can participate in the bicycle contest (photo left).

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The pledge tells what 4-H is all about. 4-H has as its goal the four-fold development of youth: Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

"I pledge. . .my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world."


Head

It's difficult growing up today. When it comes to health and wellness, 4-H takes a proactive approach and focuses on prevention education. 4-H programs teach teens how to make healthy choices about eating, exercise and wellness. 4-H gives youth a sense of belonging in a safe and nuturing environment.

4-H provides teens with opportunities to become effective peer leaders, mentors and positive role models. In 4-H, being healthy means feeling good both inside and out, and being in harmony with friends, family, school and community.

source: University of Tennessee Extension 4-H

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