Duval County 4-H Foundation
The Duval County 4-H Foundation, established in 1973, was created to enhance existing 4-H programs and to initiate new and innovative programs in youth development.
Each year Duval County 4-H serves approximately 8500 local youth through school enrichment, traditional clubs, and summer camp programs. Students, clubs, leaders and volunteers utilize 4-H academic study materials and complete hands-on projects in subjects such as: horticulture, animal sciences, technology, public speaking & leadership, citizenship & volunteerism, health, nutrition and home economics.
Duval County 4-H Foundation raises funds to support these programs through individual and local business contributions, fundraisers and grants.
The Mission of the Duval County 4-H Foundation is to enlist the contributions of individuals and business to support the educational goals of the local 4-H program to help youth:
- Develop personal decision-making, communication and leadership skills.
- Learn and apply principles of science & technology.
- Understand the importance of food and fiber and the relationship to the world markets.
- Learn about issues affecting families and communities and become part of the solution.
- Forge partnerships between families, schools and businesses to create a network of caring adults to better serve the needs of rural and urban youth.