Jefferson 4-H County Teen Council, a club comprised of teens between the ages of 12 through 18 who work cooperatively with the Jefferson County 4-H Agent, is planning and implementing its 4-H events in the area.
The organization stresses youth leadership training, development and community service-learning projects.
Jefferson County 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts: mastery, belonging, independence and generosity.
The County Council fosters mastery by empowering council members to develop and teach concepts related to leadership and civic engagement, belonging by building rapport among
4-H'ers with similar interests, independence by encouraging the management and education of serving on and leading committees and business meetings, and generosity through regular community service project and building team rapport.
Jefferson County 4-H Annual Community Service Projects include: 4-H Adopt-A-Road Project, Lake Road; Assemble Chemo Kits for cancer patients; Jefferson Senior Citizens Landscaping Project;
4-H Nature Trail Clean-up; Holiday Nurse Home visits; JOY (Jefferson Outreach Youth) sorting and bagging Christmas toys; and Day and Overnight Camp Counselors.
Annually, teens can accumulate up to 120 community service hours. They also plan and implement countywide 4-H programs year-round.
Council members must be willing to commit time to council business and assume the responsibility for formulating, directing or aiding at events.
4-H County Teen Council meets once a month, typically every first Monday or Tuesday after school to conduct a business meeting, educational training, plan community service projects, and enjoy fellowship and networking among their 4-H peers.
The council will meet on the following dates at 4:15 p.m. at the Jefferson County Extension Office in 2018 on November 5 and December 3, and in 2019 on January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6.
Call (850) 342-1847 for more information.