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4-H Youth Development

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4-H encourages diverse groups of youth to develop their unique skills and talents to the fullest potential. Young people participate in 4-H through clubs, special interest groups, after-school programs, camps and many other activities. “Learning by doing” through hands on activities and community involvement empowers 4-H’ers to develop and strengthen life skills. 4-H is a family affair. This includes the parent-child relationship and the extended family of community and state. It is a unique blend of government, private business and volunteers working together to broaden the horizons of Campbell County’s young people.

Youth participate in 4-H through school 4-H clubs, community clubs, special interest groups, after-school programs, camps and many other activities. Although there are many common activities, each county in Tennessee has its own unique programs and areas of emphasis.

4-H is a unique educational program for students in elementary through high school. It encourages diverse groups of youth to develop their skills and talents to the fullest. As 4-H’ers, youth actively participate in activities, events and projects that develop and strengthen life skills. 4-H is open to everyone. Each county has exciting and fun programs!

Contact us to find out about the 4-H clubs in your community.

What is 4-H Honor Club?
The 4-H Honor Club is a statewide organization that provides recognition, primarily within counties, for junior high 4-H members who have demonstrated consistent leadership abilities and have been active members in their local clubs and communities.

You can get an application from your 4-H agent or fill out the one available on this Web site. After you complete your application form, give it to your 4-H agent. If you score enough points, you can join the more than 2,400 Tennessee 4-H members who already enjoy the benefits of being an 4-H Honor Club member. Upon acceptance, a member receives a 4-H Honor Club certificate. 

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4-H Honor Club and 4-H All Star application form

Contact Information

John Taylor
Extension Agent I
Phone: 423-562-9474
Email: JohnT@utk.edu

Ross Hargis
Extension 4-H Program Assistant
Phone: 423-562-9474
Email: rhargis1@utk.edu

What is the 4-H All Stars?
Tennessee 4-H All Stars is the second level in the Tennessee 4-H recognition program for outstanding 4-H members. Honor Club members may apply for membership in 4-H All Stars. Membership in All Stars is based on SERVICE, which is the All Star motto.
4-H All Star Membership – Are you interested in becoming a 4-H All Star?  The first step is to be a member of the 4-H Honor Club. According to the organization’s Constitution & By-laws, the following qualifications apply for selection of nominees for All Star initiation:

  • Active 4-H Club member
  • Must be 9th thru 12th grade 4-H members
  • Must be a member of the Tennessee 4-H Honor Club
  • Outstanding leadership ability
  • Commendable character
  • Above average project work
  • Willingness to serve
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