Head - Heart - Hands - Health
4-H has been a staple in our family and we are pleased to extend this program into Wellington Acres. The four “H”s in 4-H stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health, and the skills kids can get involved in range across all four of those aspects of life.
4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization with research-backed programs for kids in STEM, healthy living, agriculture and civic engagement. 4-H isn’t only about agriculture. Today’s clubs provide opportunities to learn about robotics, rocketry, GPS navigation, and urban gardening. Fewer than half of 4-H members live on farms and in rural areas. President and CEO of the National 4-H Council Jennifer Sirangelo says that the goal of the health program — which includes nutrition, physical activity, and emotional well-being — is to help build kids’ confidence and give them the courage to navigate challenges they face in their lives, regarless of where they live.
Are you in 4-H? While kids in 4-H do more than farming these days, here at Wellington Acres we are pleased to offer the resources for those kids who would like to explore animals, farming and nature in their projects and may not otherwise have access to the resources. We can help you from selecting your project areas to completing your projects.
Not in 4-H? Again, we can help you get connected. Kids can enter artwork, crafts, photography, LEGO creations, and other visual art projects in their local fair in the 4-H barn.
4-H is clearly evolving-it really has something for everyone and we are proud to be a part of it here at Wellington Acres.