Nebraska 4-H Month
Nebraska 4-H Month, held during February each year, is an opportunity to celebrate 4-H locally, invite new members and volunteers, and have fun! In 2023 we will celebrate all the opportunities 4-H offers to help young people find a place where they belong.
Dates to celebrate:
- 4-H Spirit Day - Tuesday, February 7, 2023
- Wear green, the 4-H emblem, or your favorite 4-H T-shirt!
- Share your 4-H Spirit on social media using #NE4HMonth, #iBelong, and #Opportunity4All
- 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Day - Tuesday, February 14, 2023
- Send handwritten thank-you notes, treats, or goody bags to your club and project leaders.
- Shout out your club and project leaders on social media using #NE4HMonth.
- Nominate your favorite 4-H volunteer for a Nebraska 4-H Volunteer Recognition Award.
- 4-H Weekend of Service - February 11-12, 2023
- Coordinate your own community service project, such as picking up trash, holding a food drive, collecting items for a local shelter, or making care packages. For more inspiration, check out these 4-H civic engagement ideas. After the project is complete, be sure to submit your community service project for a chance to see it showcased by Nebraska 4-H.
- Contribute to other groups' community service projects.
- Volunteer your time with a local non-profit organization.
- 4-H Sponsor & Donor Appreciation Day - Tuesday, February 21, 2023
- Ask your local Extension office for the contact information for a 4-H donor and sponsor. Send them a handwritten thank-you note.
- 4-H Professional Appreciation Day - Tuesday, February 28, 2023
- Make and deliver 4-H-themed treats or goody bags to your local Extension office.
- Shout out your local 4-H educators, assistants, and staff on social media using #NE4HMonth.
National 4-H Week
First Full Week in October
National 4-H Week is held every year during the first full week of October. Celebrations for this event can be customized specifically to your club or county. This may include planning educational events, special celebrations, community service events, etc.
The theme, Opportunity4All, is a campaign developed by National 4-H Council. The celebration is intended to highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in your communities and showcase the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people. Join this year's celebration on social media using #4HWeek, #4H, and #OPP4ALL, and show us how you are celebrating! For more ways to get involved or to find celebration events in your community, contact your local Extension office.
Name & Emblem Guidelines
The 4-H Name and Emblem are protected under federal statute Title 18, U.S. Code 707. Clubs, members, and volunteers are permitted to use the 4-H Name and Emblem once their program is chartered with the official 4-H Charter from 4-H National Headquarters.