The Inspiration Academy is partnering with 4-H to bring meaningful, hands-on education to our students. 4-H projects will be incorporated into our school day, as well as an after-school program.
Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H, and they are the four values 4-H members work on through fun and engaging programs.
4-H empowers young people to be true leaders. True leaders are young people who have confidence; know how to work well with others; can endure through challenges; and will stick with a job until it gets done.
4-H is the largest youth-serving organization in the world, with programs in all 50 states and more than 80 countries world-wide, helping to inspire the next generation of leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and problem solvers.
There are multiple project areas within 4-H. We will focus a lot on STEM, Environmental Education, Community Service, Student Leadership, Cultural Studies, Healthy Living, Outdoor Exploration, and Visual & Performing Art.
4-H encourages participation by the entire family. Youth enroll as 4-H members. Other family members help out as club leaders, project leaders, meeting helpers, transportation aides–you name it. Four-H is definitely a family affair. 4-H families work together on projects and activities, attend meetings and events together and learn together through 4-H. 4-H families work together on projects and activities, attend meetings and events together and learn together through 4-H. In the process, family members learn more about each other through their involvement in 4-H. They may even become better families, appreciating each other’s strengths and talents just a bit better.
4-H doesn’t stop with its impact on young people and their families. An integral part of the popularity of 4-H is that it reaches into the communities in which these families live. Many 4-H clubs, for example, meet in churches, schools and community centers. As part of their 4-H experience, young people are encouraged to develop a better understanding of their communities and to contribute to community betterment.
4-H also draws from community resources to enhance the educational experience of 4-H members. Guest speakers, community field trips and fairs are examples of ways in which communities get involved.