Nebraska 4-H provides numerous opportunities for members across the state to learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas, and use their influence to drive positive outcomes.
Additional opportunities may be offered on a local, county, or district level. Please contact your local Extension office for more information about specific opportunities available in your area.
STATEWIDE MEMBER RESOURCES
The Shooting Sports projects and programs offer opportunities for youth to learn safe gun handling skills and sound fundamentals of shooting under the guidance of caring and knowledgeable adult volunteers. Youth may explore subject areas, such as archery, air rifle, air pistol, BB gun, smallbore rifle and pistol (.22 caliber), hunting and outdoor skills, shotgun (9 years old, 4-H age), and muzzleloading (9 years old, 4-H age)
4-H members who have access to or own a horse have many opportunities to participate in shows and events with their equine partner. However, Nebraska 4-H also offers a variety of horse programs that do not require youth to own or have access to a horse. Additionally, there are volunteer opportunities within these programs which are open to both youth and their families.
Companion animals are diverse groups of animals that include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, companion birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and many more! There are currently more than 1.1 billion companion animals worldwide. In fact, there are more companion animals than people in the United States.
The Nebraska 4-H communications and expressive arts programs offer life-changing opportunities for youth. 4-H members practice life skills, such as planning/organizing, self-discipline, critical thinking, goal setting, resilience, problem-solving, and self-motivation.