How 4-H Makes a Difference:
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 risky 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.
- 4-H members are 20% more likely to hold a leadership position in their school or community than non 4-H members.
- 40% of 4-H alumni have completed a university degree, compared to 28% nationwide.
How You Can Support Buncombe County 4-H
Much of the operating expenses associated with 4-H events and recognition is funded through generous community partners, fund-raising efforts, sponsorships, and donations. Your donation can help:
- Provide funding for operation costs such as camp & conference scholarships, volunteer leader training, school enrichment program supplies, and annual 4-H member recognition programs.
- Grow and expand 4-H programs to reach more youth with diverse interests
- Support outreach efforts for 4-H to serve youth in after-school science and technology programs.
Donating is Easy:
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Buncombe County 4-H program, please visit the link below. Click on the “Find Fund” link and type in “Buncombe 4-H”. Make sure to click on the “4-H/Buncombe County 4-H Program Enhancement Fund” link. You will be able to choose whether you want to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation.
Thank you so much for supporting and helping to grow our program!!