4‑H New Brunswick empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4-H is a not-for-profit organization that gives youth experiences that include a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity.
4-H is one of Canada's largest youth organizations. Our concept of Learn To Do by Doing has expanded from our rural roots to include an endless possibility of projects. 4-H New Brunswick provides members and leaders with learning experiences tailored to the needs and interests of each individual. All members develop leadership skills primarily through the completion of projects.
We believe in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities.
4-H Canada is kind of like the head office of 4-H in Canada. This is where we do a lot of our planning, organize events and publish resources like our annual reports and our national magazine, L'avantage 4-H Advantage.
The Canadian 4-H Council began in 1913 to oversee 4-H in Canada. We do this through national marketing campaigns, our national magazine, and through our national programs. Youth have the opportunity to expand their 4-H experience through national and international conferences, exchanges, scholarships and grants. We focus on two main areas - making sure 4-H members have exciting opportunities available to them, and building a strong 4-H across Canada.
Here’s how we do it:
Through national public relations initiatives
Sharing communication and information between the provincial 4-H programs
Developing recruitment and other resource materials
The National 4-H Supply Service, a mail order catalogue featuring 4-H promotional items
The Council is a not-for-profit, non-governmental agency governed by a group of individuals representing our sponsoring organizations. An elected Board of Directors governs the Council.
Why 4-H? In 4-H, there is so much to experience, so much to learn, and so much to do. Build a website, learn how to take great photographs, care for animals, be a world-class scrapbooker. If you can think of it, there is probably a 4-H Club in Canada that is doing it.
So you’re probably wondering what the four “H”s in 4-H stand for? Well, in 4-H, we pledge our Head, Heart, Hands and Health to our club, community and our country. Best of all, we do it by having fun! We’ve been around a long time, over 100 years. Since 1913, 4-H has given youth opportunities to learn new things through a dedicated group of volunteer leaders. 4-H youth learn the skills needed to contribute to making this a better world. Many of them go on to become leaders in their communities.
New Brunswick 4-H Council Ltd. 88 Bradley Road, Good Corner, NB E7K 1K9 Phone: 506-324-6244 Fax: 506-325-9266