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4-H Foundation

We all want the best for our kids but we know that healthy, active social programs that boost tactile performance and build up self-confidence while being fun and engaging can be costly or inconvenient. That is why 4-H is designed with families in mind with the Alberta 4-H Centre located on a scenic 143 acres overlooking Battle Lake.

Our Story

Why We Exist

Our history…..

4‑H has been an integral part of Alberta communities since 1917, with deep-rooted history and tradition that stems back to the efforts of individuals that formed the very first club for boys and girls (later called 4‑H) in our province.

Each decade since our beginning has brought with it new challenges and milestones. The new vision and mission for 4-H honors the history of 4-H while transforming the future as we to strive to be Alberta’s premier youth organization.

The 4-H Motto . . .

“Learn to do by doing”
Learning through experience is a key objective of 4-H. At all levels of 4-H, members are encouraged to learn through active participation.

 

Our Impact

What We Do

4-H Alberta inspires, educates, and develops members who are outstanding rural and urban youth, leaders, and engaged citizens. Members learn to do by doing dynamic projects, programs and community service. In honoring our rural roots, we continue to recognize the importance of food and agriculture in Alberta.

Our Programs

How We Do It

Childhood passes in the blink of an eye. At 4-H we believe in making each second of it count; that is why we have over 15 programs designed to create unforgettable memories while developing skills and personal characteristics that last a lifetime!

4-H programs focus on developing self-confidence, teamwork, interpersonal and leadership skills. Whether it is a summer camp built around having a blast in the great outdoors, a program that helps youth take ownership of their choices and their future, or a combination of the two that allows them to find their own entrepreneurial spirit and take pride in their achievements, 4-H programs provide the meaningful experiences every child deserves.

It will be awesome. We guarantee it.

 

Our Requests

What You Can Do

We are looking for funding for the following areas of giving:  Alberta 4-H Centre, Provincial Programs, Regional Programs, Scholarships, Club Funding, and Area of Greatest Need.  For more information, feel free to contact [email protected]

Alberta 4-H Centre – Considered the ‘Home of 4-H Alberta’

  • Hub for youth programs and scenic backdrop for corporate retreats
  • Opportunity for one-time donation or endowment fund
  • Need:  infrastructure, centre improvements

Provincial Programs

  • Support of educational programs that promote experiential learning/‘learn to do by doing’
  • Opportunity for seed funding for new programs
  • Opportunity for one-time donation or program endowment
  • Need:  provides funds to run provincial programs and/or events for youth from across Alberta

Regional Programs

  • Support of educational programs that promote experiential learning/‘learn to do by doing’
  • Opportunity for seed funding for new programs
  • Opportunity for one-time donation or program endowment
  • Need:  provides funds to run regional specific programs and/or events for youth from a specific region

Scholarships

  • Investment in 4-H Alberta’s scholarship program to help ease the financial burden of post-secondary education.  Over 400 members apply and approximately 75% receive scholarships
  • Elmer and Ona Hansen Scholarship is currently the highest paying scholarship in 4-H Alberta’s history
  • Opportunity for annual donation or investment in scholarship endowment
  • Need:  create one or more scholarships to support 4-H Alberta’s (or just Alberta’s) youth and help them become future community leaders

Club Funding

  • Support of a local 4-H Alberta Club, club in a preferred area, or clubs focusing on specific projects (multi/beef/sheep)
  • Opportunity for seed funding to help new clubs, with over 300 clubs and over 450 rural communities, we just keep growing
  • Opportunity for one-time donation or annual giving
  • Need:  provides funds to a new club (start-up) or ongoing funding for clubs to meet their annual objectives

Area of greatest need/undesignated funding

  • Undesignated funding that provides support where it is needed most
  • Opportunity for one-time donation or endowment fund
  • Need:  there are always areas within 4-H Alberta that require funding or are underfunded; this support will be allocated where it is needed most (i.e. programs, clubs, Alberta 4-H Centre, etc.)

 

Stay Connected

Contact

Leah Jones

CEO

403-869-3528

Charitable Number: 108238130RR0001

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