Texas 4-H is built upon a base of outstanding employees, members, volunteers, alumni, and donors committed to Making the Best Better. These individuals are Texas 4-H, and these are their stories.
I am Texas 4-H, YOU are Texas 4-H, WE are Texas 4-H.
Alumni and Volunteer Highlights
Beating the Odds One Bit at a Time. Katie Callaghan is an example of resilience, determination, and putting family first. She is also the newest American Paint Horse Association Ranch Horse Versatility World Champion. With the support of her family and particularly biggest cheerleader, her Mom, Texas 4-H not only gave Katie the ability to learn horsemanship, but work ethic as well.
Peggy Clingingsmith is a 2019 Salute to Excellence – Leader Legacy Award winner. “Granny” as she’s better known in Guadalupe County 4-H has lived a life of service and continues to produce a tremendous impact on 4-H youth.
A Day in the Life With a Texas Representative. Texas 4-H member Ty Wilson visited the Capitol earlier this year to experience a Day in the Life of a Texas legislator during session. To experience a legislator’s “normal” life out of session, he got to follow up Rep. Ernest Bailes in his home district for this second Day in the Life video. Check it out! #Texas4H
Travis County Youth Purchase Family a Home. The Combs family’s home was completely destroyed in Hurricane Harvey. After meeting the family at the Rockport Relief Camp soon after, Taylor Schmidt’s heart broke for the family of six living in a tent. She gathered her Leaders 4 Life team and with the help of fellow 4-H’ers Colby Warwick and Martha Dolliver, raised enough money to purchase a down payment on a home for the family.
Trevor Martinez 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup. Trevor Martinez inspired everyone at the 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup with this inspirational speech, which included his personal story of survival and his appreciation for 4-H.
Gregg County 4-H boasts more than 200 new 4-H members after chartering Ware Elementary as a Champion School Program. Thanks to the Gregg County Master Gardeners, students are learning about different projects and engaging in activities such as the Food Challenge contest. Ware Elementary 4-H is Texas 4-H!
This summer, five youth from the Lone Star State traveled beyond our nation’s borders through the States’ 4-H International Exchange Program. The youth, ranging in ages 14 to 18 traveled to Japan or Costa Rica for a four-week homestay, often described as truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Read More…..
Keeping The Clover In Bloom
Ann Mitchel – 4-H youth across the nation blossom because of volunteers. Growing clovers in Grimes County is continually nourished by the relentless energy and devotion of “Ms. Ann”. Read More…..
Juntos 4-H – where families, communities, challenges, dreams, and opportunities grow together. Read More…..