Mississippi 4-H Youth Development Status Report 2015
- 6% lived on farms
- 60% lived in towns under 10,000 and open country
- 29% lived in towns and cities of 10,000 to 50,000
- 5% lived in suburbs and cities
- 51% girls
- 49% boys
Grade in School:
- 30% K- 3rd
- 29% 4th-6th
- 18% 7th-9
- 17% 10th-12th
- 5% Post-high school
- 1% Special
- 56% White
- 41% African-American
- 1.5% Hispanic
- 1% American Indian
- .5% Asian
- 29% Healthy Lifestyle Education
- 18% Wildlife, Forestry, Shooting Sports, and Sport Fishing
- 15% Personal Development and Leadership
- 15% Animal Science
- 6% Science, Engineering, and Technology
- 6% Plant Sciences
- 4% Consumer and Family Sciences
- 4% Citizenship
- 3% Communication and Expressive Arts
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi 4-H competitions continue to help "make the best better" more than a century after the first corn clubs for boys and tomato clubs for girls were formed in the state.
Hundreds of 4-H members converged on Mississippi State University for three days of competitions, workshops, tours and entertainment from May 31 to June 2.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Three Mississippi State University Conservation Camps are giving Mississippi middle and high schoolers a chance to explore wildlife, the outdoors, and careers in science and nature this summer.
The MSU Extension Service and the MSU College of Forest Resources have offered the Conservation Camps since 2005.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A long-time volunteer with the Mississippi 4-H program is the American Youth Horse Council Adult Leader of the Year.
Tom McBeath of Union, Mississippi, received the honor at the recent American Youth Horse Council symposium in Wakefield, Massachusetts. He has spent nearly four decades working with youth to establish strong foundations for successful experiences with horses.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Rocheryl Ware sees members of her 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteer group as catalysts that can help change Mississippi's health landscape.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mariah Morgan remembers inquisitive 8-year-olds, just learning how to program beginner robots for 4-H projects. The rest of the world now sees one of them as a team of champion programmers.
Wait For It, the Rankin County 4-H robotics club, just earned top honors at the FIRST Tech Challenge at Minute Maid Park in Houston. FIRST stands for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology."