August 23, 2012
If you haven’t checked out your local 4H groups, you’re missing a great homeschooling resource. We love it and there are so many more activities available than many people expect. There is only a $10/year charge per child to participate and many of the activities are run by volunteers.
Here’s my 9-year-old with his amazing mentor, a teenager who volunteered her time and horse to coach him in horseback riding all spring and summer. This great 4H Protégé program culminated in him riding in the 4H Fair in July. Isn’t he a cute cowboy?
Check out how excited he is about the ribbons he won:
We also spent a while wandering around all the art, cooking, animal, etc. exhibits at the 4H Youth Fair.
During the spring and summer, the kids join the 4H Archery Club every week where they get to shoot for 2 hours, paying only $1 per week to help maintain the equipment, because of generous volunteers who love teaching the kids:
So, if you’re looking for fun, education, and new friends, check out your local 4H office and find out what great programs they have in your area.
Do any of you participate in 4H? I’d love to get ideas and hear what groups and activities you’ve enjoyed, if you would post in the comment section.
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