Nebraska 4-H Month celebrations take place throughout February

Nebraska 4-H Month celebrations take place throughout February

Nebraska 4-H Month, held each February, is an opportunity to celebrate 4-H and all the ways young people can find a sense of belonging through 4-H clubs, camps, afterschool groups, or special events. While there are many ways to participate in 4-H that do not require enrollment, Nebraska 4-H Month is the perfect time to join or complete the annual re-enrollment process. 4-H enrollment is open to all youth ages 8-18. With over 150 projects in a variety of topic areas, every young person can find a 4-H project that fits their interests. By enrolling, youth have the opportunity to exhibit their 4-H projects at their local county fair and the Nebraska State Fair, as well as participate in other contests and events. 

This year, Nebraska 4-H is giving away a free summer camp session including a welcome package and a $50 transportation or camp store credit! Follow @nebraskastate4hcamp on Instagram for details and to enter the drawing by February 15. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to enter the drawing or attend any of our 4-H summer camps.

Nebraska 4-H Month celebrations will take place throughout the month:

  • 4-H Spirit Day - Wednesday, February 2, 2022
  • 4-H Volunteer Appreciation Day - Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    • Send handwritten thank-you notes or make and deliver 4-H-themed treats or goody bags to your club and projects 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 12-13, 2022
    • 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 - Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    • Ask your local Extension office for the contact information for a 4-H donor and sponsor. Send them a hand-written thank-you note.
  • 4-H Professional Appreciation Day - Wednesday, February 23, 2022
    • Send hand-written thank-you notes or 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.

Many local celebrations and events will also be hosted throughout the month of February. Contact your local Extension office for more information about local celebrations.