Giving to 4-H
Your support of Alabama 4-H is vital. Gifts to Alabama 4-H are a direct investment in youth, and are used throughout the state to support a dynamic 4-H program.
The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc., established in 1956, was created as a permanent investment in 4-H youth development. Your gifts provide educational opportunities, incentives, training, and personal development programs for 4-H members and volunteers throughout Alabama.
All gifts to The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. are recognized, and may be designated to a specific 4-H program area, county endowment or other activities.
The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is charged with raising financial support for Alabama 4-H educational programs and for The Alabama 4-H Center.
The Alabama 4-H Center
The Alabama 4-H Center is a full service conference facility owned and operated under the direction of The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation Board of Directors. Located on Lay Lake in Shelby County, the Alabama 4-H Center is on land generously provided by Alabama Power Company through a long-term lease agreement.
Corporate, business and adult user groups of The Alabama 4-H Center ensure the 264-acre facility offers low-cost 4-H and youth educational programs. Meeting space, full service dining, more than 50 hotel rooms are just a few of the amenities offered to adult users. Businesses and church groups can also take advantage of the teach team-building courses used by Alabama 4-H’ers and youth groups to build trust, performance and character, as well as go on a hiking trip, fish, play basketball, canoe or play a round of mini-golf.
With the gold-certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Alabama 4-H Environmental Science Education Center – the only gold certified environmental education building in the eastern U.S., adult and youth groups can be assured of the best facilities and programs in Alabama.
Alabama 4-H Programs
4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. In Alabama, more than 100,000 youth are in 4-H in every Alabama county.
Alabama 4-H, for 100 years, has been a guiding force in the lives of youth, instilling in them leadership, citizenship and life skills. Today, youth participate in a variety of educational programs (healthy lifestyle, the arts and science, technology and engineering to name a few) to learn belonging, independence, generosity and mastery. The focus of 4-H is using educational programs to encourage youth to become productive citizens with positive character and leadership skills.
4-H’ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities supported by the latest research of land-grant universities that are focused on three areas: healthy living, citizenship, and science, engineering and technology. In Alabama, The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is coordinated at Auburn and Alabama A&M universities. 4-H is the youth development component of cooperative extension.
Youth experience 4-H by becoming a member of a 4-H club, attending a 4-H camp, or joining school-based or after-school 4-H programs. 4-Hers can compete in contests at the local, state, regional or national levels and also attend conferences and events.
Find out more about Alabama 4-H, go to www.alabama4h.com.
The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations made to The Alabama 4-H Foundation are tax deductible according to IRS standards. Contributions can be designated to support a specific 4-H purpose that is important to you, or left unrestricted to be used where the need is greatest.