Mission Statement:

To provide quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people of Southeast District 9.


  • Support and enhance community service activities
  • Foster open communication between youth professionals, volunteers, and the people we serve
  • Implement district activities that enhance the local 4-H program
  • Provide educational opportunities which enrich the lives of Texans
  • Create an atmosphere of learning that is fun for both youth and adults

What Is 4-H All About?

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers. These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities.

4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. A list of 4-H projects is available online. They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.

In 4-H clubs, they serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. In a growing number of communities, 4-H youth serve as youth representatives in municipal or county government or as members of Teen Courts. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.

10 Responses to About

  1. cory.hundl says:


    Please contact the Harris County AgriLife office and speak with Ashley Pellerin. She is the 4-H Youth Development Agent and she will be able to answer questions regarding any poultry workshops for youth being conducted in the Housto area. 281-855-5600

  2. Yolanda Smith-Evans says:

    Where can I find a class or workshop for my granddaughter who is 10 years old about raising chicken for competitions or as a 4 H project? We live in an urban area but would not mind pairing with another group who has an active club raising livestock. We live in center Houston.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

  3. kevin.chilek says:

    Yes, there is a County Agent in your area that may be able to assist. Willis is in Montgomery county so you would work through the Montgomery county AgriLife Extension Office… Here is a link to there website: http://montgomery.agrilife.org/

  4. Heather Cataldo says:

    I am a Girl Scout Troop Leader and would like for someone to present to our Troop about Healthy Lifestyles or another valuable topic. Is this offered through Agri Extension? We are a Willis Troop made up of 5th, 6th and 7th graders and meet Monday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Meador Elementary School off of FM830. Thank you!

  5. kevin.chilek says:

    You will need to first contact your local county Extension office. If you can give me the name of the county in which you live I can point you in the right direction.

  6. Amelia Howard says:

    How do you Join?

  7. kevin.chilek says:

    I’m guessing that Bayside is in Galveston county (I could be wrong). If so, you can find out all you want to know about 4-H in your area by going to: http://galveston.agrilife.org/

    Or you can call the Galveston county office at 281.534.3413

  8. LB Harris says:

    I have a 6th grader who would be interested in 4-H. He is eleven and an honor student at Bayside Intermediate. What do I need to do to get started?

  9. Kevin Chilek says:

    You can find all you need to know by contacting your local County Extension Agent, at 936-539-7823. The local web page is: http://montgomery.agrilife.org/

  10. Gary Brock says:

    My daughter is 8 and in 3rd grade. She is interested in 4-h. We live in south Montgomery county, off rayford road. What district are we in?

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