Jefferson County 4-H clubs are reorganizing and seeking new members and adult volunteers, according to Pia Woods, county Extension agent-4-H Youth Development/Family and Consumer Sciences.

Jefferson County 4-H clubs are reorganizing and seeking new members and adult volunteers, according to Pia Woods, county Extension agent-4-H Youth Development/Family and Consumer Sciences.

The purpose of the clubs is to give youth between the ages of 5 and 19 an opportunity to participate in the youth development program of the University of Arkansas Extension Service.

Youth in 4-H clubs learn life skills, enhance leadership skills, increase self-esteem, and serve in a number of community service projects, Woods said. Participants in 4-H clubs have an opportunity to participate in a number of competitive activities, attend camps and earn scholarships for education.

Adult volunteer leaders are a vital component of the 4-H Youth Development Program and are a requirement for club organization and maintenance. Any adult over the age of 21 who has the desire to have a positive impact on the youth of our county, or who simply has a special talent or hobby they’d like to share, is strongly encouraged to apply to become a 4-H adult volunteer.

The names of Jefferson County 4-H clubs and where and when they meet are:

• Arsenal 4-H Leaf Clovers – First Monday, 4 p.m., Arsenal Child & Youth Services Center.

• Clever Clovers – Third Monday, 6 p.m., White Hall Public Library

• Coleman Wildcats – Second and third Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m., varying classrooms

• Dollarway Cardinals – Second Monday, 3:30 p.m., Family & consumer sciences room, Moorehead Middle School

• Double Wells – Third Friday, 6:30 p.m., Double Wells Assembly of God

• Healthy Clovers – Third Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative

• Lucky Green Clover Team – First Tuesday, 3:35 p.m., Watson Chapel Junior High study hall

• KIM – Keep It Moving – Third Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., Southeast Arkansas College library

• L.L. Owen Elementary Afterschool – Fourth Monday, 3:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., school cafeteria

• Mighty Oaks – Third Tuesday, 6 p.m., West 19th Avenue

• St. Joseph’s – To be determined

• Ropes, Reins & Riders – First Tuesday, 6 p.m., Good Faith Carr United Methodist Church

• Seabrook Jets – First Tuesday, 4 p.m., Seabrook Family Christian Center

• Shooting Sports – To be determined - Jefferson County Gun Club

• Teen Leaders –First Tuesday, 5 p.m., County Extension Office, 500 Idaho St.

• TOPPS-Big Rec – Fourth Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – Big Rec Teen Center, Townsend Park

• TOPPS-West 2nd Street – Fourth Thursday, 4 p.m., TOPPS West Second Avenue location

• Wilkes Classroom Clubs – First Monday throughout each semester, during FACS classes at Morehead Middle School

For more information, call Woods at 870-534-1033, e-mail at pwoods@uaex.edu or visit the Extension office. Member and volunteer enrollment can be completed by logging on to https://arkansas.4honline.com.

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The 4-H program is open to all youth between the ages of 5 and 19 without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (large print, audiotapes, etc.) should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity.