The Houston 4-H Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 23) in the community room at the University of Missouri Texas County Extension office on Main Street in downtown Houston. 

The meeting is for all current members and families interested in joining 4-H.

“4-H is involved in many parts of the community and gives every child a place where they can belong,” said MU Extension regional youth development specialist Janice Emery. “Did you know that youth involved in 4-H are 76-percent more likely to attend college and 80-percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors as a teenager?  4-H isn’t just for farmers; 4-H offers projects like cake decorating, scrapbooking, shooting sports, photography, international foods, robotics, small engine repair, gardening and quilting.  “Projects of every kind are available.” 

The positive development of youth that 4-H instills has also been proven to increase confidence, problem solving ability and the likelihood that they will be a contributing member of their community, Emery said. 

“It’s a very exciting time to be a 4-H member, and there are options for everybody,” she said. 

For more information, call Emery at 417-967-4545 or email emeryjd@missouri.edu.

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