My two brothers and I were participates with the Terrebonne Parish 4H, through our school systems. I must tell you that Shaney Hill, the director of the 4H organization for Terrebonne Parish is wonderful. Within the 4H program, all children are equal. The grades they recieve in school are irrelevant to thier 4H projects, any disabilities are also unnoticed.
We have competed in cooking contests, animal showings, and sewing contests, winning trophies along the way. Even if the child can not make it to compete at shows, they are given points for simply completing thier 4H booklet on time, completely filled in.
Now my kid sister is a 4Her and she loves it. They had a 4H extravaganza at school saturday and she's still talking about it. It was basically a fun-day with games, activities and raffles to win.
The booklets range from getting to know the community to more specialist projects like sewing or animal rearing.
The camps during summer are awesome and keep from the 4th graders all the way through seniors in high school busy and happy.
If your child is ever given the chance to be a part of 4H please consider it, this is an opportunity that will grow with them forever. The challenges they learn and conquer in 4H will make them better persons all around.