I was in the 4H program for several years. I started all the way back in 2008 with a club that was all about horses, but it was for people that didn't actually own horses (although 9 year old me wanted one so badly). As I continued on in the program, I joined more clubs about topics like community service and leadership skill building, crafts, and photography. In 2011, I became an ambassador for the program, and I began to organize and lead events as part of being an ambassador. I aged out of the program last year, and I am deeply saddened with the fact that I am no longer a 4H member.
4H was my biggest time commitment from late elementary school to the end of high school. I volunteered every year when the local fair came around, selling raffle tickets to help support the 4H program. I did multiple VP's (presentations on any topic that promoted public speaking). I was in attendance of at least one club meeting every weekend for the clubs I was in. If there wasn't a meeting, then their was either a community service event or a county level event.
Overall, I learned so much throughout my time in the program. I developed a love of helping those around me, I was able to be my true self around my 4H friends, and I had an edge on college applications, as 4H is not a common thing to be a part of in my county (a shame, really; it's a fantastic program). I learned to be organized, open-minded, and helpful when needed. I view my time as a 4Her as invaluable.