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Statistics

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2018 Mississippi 4-H Youth Development Status Report 

Ethnic Background

  • 59% White
  • 38% African American
  • 3% Other groups

Gender

  • 51% Girls
  • 49% Boys

Grade in School

  • 23% K-3rd
  • 33% 4th-6th
  • 16% 7th-9th
  • 23% 10th-12th
  • 4% Post-High School
  • 1% Special

Geographic Location

  • 59% 40,860 live in towns with populations under 10,000 and rural
  • 28% 19,391 live in towns and cities with populations of 10,000 to 50,000
  • 7% 4,848 live on farms
  • 6% 4,155 live in suburbs and cities

4-H Project Enrollment

  • 24% Plants and Animals
  • 23% Environmental Education and Earth Sciences
  • 21% Personal Development and Leadership
  • 14% Healthy Lifestyle Education
  • 5% Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • 5% Citizenship and Civic Education
  • 5% Communication and Expressive Arts
  • 3% Consumer and Family Sciences
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A man wearing hunting gear displays a deer he harvested with a bow and arrow.
Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Wildlife, Chronic Wasting Disease October 18, 2019

For many of you, chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is old hat and you’re tired of hearing about it. I understand.

Filed Under: Disaster Response-Youth, Disaster Preparedness October 15, 2019

Ryan Akers recently graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Woman filling out paper work with two children.
Filed Under: 4-H, Join 4-H October 9, 2019

The most common question we get is: how do I join 4-H? It’s encouraging to see so many young people wanting to get involved in the activities 4-H offers!

Three female teenagers wearing green blazers and khaki pants standing in front of the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.
Filed Under: 4-H September 17, 2019

“4-H has something for everyone.” If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that phrase a time or two. As cliché as it sounds, it’s true. There’s a wide variety of activities and clubs that ensure that everyone has a place in 4-H.

Two women and four children stand in a vegetable garden while holding yellow squash.
Filed Under: 4-H, Farming August 7, 2019

Controller’s Generation II and Controller’s Generation III 4-H club members in Oktibbeha County pick produce from a community garden in Maben, Mississippi, on August 6, 2019.

Success Stories

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4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

AT&T Mississippi sponsors the AT&T Banner Club Awards, Mississippi 4-H’s annual awards ceremony to celebrate the state’s most impactful 4-H clubs, at the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon, which is part of 4-H Legislative Day in February.

Two MSU Extension agronomy specialists instruct youth campers.
STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Technology, Lawn and Garden, Natural Resources, Disaster Recovery
Volume 5 Number 3

See what is new in Extension... Extension Holds New Agronomy Camp, Larry Alexander Fund Gives to the Future of 4-H, Extension Offers Ag Literacy Workshop for Teachers, Extension Offers Resources to Residents Affected by Backwater Flooding.

Zion Johnson.
4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

He may be only 15 years old, but one Columbus High School sophomore is developing financial skills for his entrepreneurial future, thanks to his experiences at the 2019 Mississippi 4-H Cooperative and Leadership Conference.

Drew Hearn.
4-H, Join 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

Originally from Greenwood, Drew Hearn has been a state trooper with the Mississippi Highway Patrol for 5 years. In 2019, he received the “Buckle for Life” award in recognition of his advocacy for wearing seat belts and having children in proper safety equipment, including car seats and boosters. He shares how his time in the Leflore County 4-H program shaped his leadership skills and taught him responsibility.

Shandrea Jenkins sitting on a brick planter.
4-H, Join 4-H, Leadership and Citizenship
Volume 5 Number 3

What makes Shandrea Jenkins unique is her giving spirit. The Port Gibson High School junior is an active member of 4-H in Claiborne County, and she appreciates the opportunities 4-H is giving her. She’s getting to serve others, travel around the state, and connect with other focused, ambitious 4-H’ers who want to make Mississippi even better.

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