December 2012 NewsFlash

4-H, Good for Kids and Community

4-H plays a key role in positive youth development. An in-depth University study compared youth involved in 4-H with other youth. The study discovered that young people involved in 4-H have higher educational achievement and motivation for future education and are more civically active, making more contributions to their communities.

4-H youth make healthy life-choices. Young people in 4-H are 3.4 times more likely to delay sexual activity, have significantly lower drug, alcohol and cigarette use than their peers and are 2.3 times more likely to exercise and be physically active.

4-H provides an opportunity for family involvement. By design, 4-H encourages parents to participate in activities. Parents can choose a level of commitment that fits, from project leader to activity helper. By doing so, parents often develop or strengthen a rapport with their child and other youth involved in 4-H.

To become involved in Pike County 4-H, contact Penn State Extension, 514 Broad Street, Milford PA, (570)296-3400, or To learn more about 4-H visit: or Pike County PA 4-H on facebook.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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