Welcome to Vernon County 4-H!
We strive to provide opportunities for youth to practice leadership, learn new things, and laugh and have fun along the way! Your experience with 4-H is all about the time and effort you put into it! We deeply encourage members to be active by registering for county-wide programming and travel experiences, participating in both leadership positions and activities within your club, and contributing to county-wide projects.
So, how do you keep up with everything? Check out our bi-monthly newsletter, link into our Facebook page, or bookmark our Current 4-H Programs, Trips, and Opportunities website page.
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Vernon County Thrives
High quality 4-H program settings provide youth a place to belong, matter and explore their personal spark. High quality settings foster developmental relationships with youth, relationships that express care, challenge growth, and share power. These components help ensure that
4-H programs provide a nourishing developmental context – a place where youth can belong and grow.
High quality 4-H programs contribute to PYD (positive youth development) through the intentional promotion of social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral habits of mind. In the 4-H Thriving Model this process of PYD is described by seven indicators of thriving: Openness to challenge and discover, growth mindset, hopeful purpose, pro-social orientation, transcendent awareness, positive emotionality and self-regulation though goal setting and management.
Youth who experience high quality developmental settings in 4-H with an emphasis on these key social-emotional skills achieve key positive youth development outcomes, including academic motivation and success, social competence, high personal standards, connection with others, personal responsibility, and contribution to others through leadership and civic engagement.
Youth who achieve positive developmental outcomes are more likely to also achieve long-term outcomes marked by vocational or academic success, civic engagement, employability and economic stability and happiness and well being.