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4-H is a community of youth who are developing confidence, competence, character, compassion and connection. 4-H helps create successful kids, which, in turn, helps create better communities. Research shows that 4-H develops youth who are leaders, contribute to their communities and are civically engaged.
According to the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development:
- Involvement in 4-H reduces the likelihood that young people will engage in risk behaviors, such as underage drinking, smoking, bullying, etc.
- Youth involved in 4-H clubs are 41 percent more likely to contribute to themselves, their families and their communities, compared to youth in other activities (28 percent) or no activities at all (17 percent).
- Youth in 4-H programs are more likely to be civically engaged than other youth. Civically engaged youth are more inclined to volunteer; participate in school and community activities; speak against inequality and social injustice.
Donate to Yamhill County 4-H
Although the Yamhill County 4-H Program is coordianted by two full time 4-H staff members and carryout by 130+ volunteers, most of the operating expenses associated with 4-H events and recognition is entirely funded through generous community partners. Donations are always accepted to the Yamhill County 4-H Leaders Association, which is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Your donation can help:
- Provide funding for operation costs such as fair judges, tax accountants, camp & conference scholarships, volunteer leader training and appreciation events, and annual 4-H member recognitiion programs.
- Grow and expand 4-H programs to reach more youth with diverse interests
- Acquire funds for equipment necessary for County Fair-such as livestock panels, cages, etc.
- Support outreach efforts for 4-H to serve youth in afterschool science and technology programs.
Your tax deductible donations can be dropped off or mail to the OSU Extension Office.
Large gifts should be made directly to the OSU 4-H Foundation in care of the Yamhill County 4-H Program.