Welcome to Southwind 4-H!
We're excited about you and your family becoming a part of our 4-H program. The information on this page will help you navigate getting started, because in the beginning, learning about 4-H and its benefits can be a bit overwhelming. Our 4-H Agent Jennifer Terrell, or our 4-H Program Assistant MaKayla Stroud, are always happy to answer any questions you may have. They can be reached at 620-244-3826.
The "Learn by Doing" philosophy encourages 4-H members to plan and organize monthly meetings, community service projects, and other club activities. 4-H members can choose from more than 30 projects, each providing the participant a chance to explore a new topic, while developing new skills. Many of the projects have knowledgeable adults willing to assist the youth; however, other projects will be done independently at home with assistance from parents. 4-H members will have several opportunities to talk about and present their projects through club meetings, project shows, or the county fair.
Cloverbuds is an educational program that introduces young children, ages 5 and 6, to 4-H in a fun, non-competitive way. The purpose of the 4-H Cloverbuds program is to support their positive development as they explore their world, discover the possibilities, build self-esteem, and practice basic social skills.
Goals for Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds
- Self-understanding skills (Initiating independence and self-direction)
- Social skills (Getting along with others)
- Decision-making skills (Making positive choices)
- Learning skills (Learning to learn)
- Mastering physical skills (Enjoying constructive and creative play)