Empowering Communities by Teaching Youth
Leadership, Citizenship, & Life Skills
What is 4-H?
4-H is a youth development program that reaches
over 7 million youth around the world. It equips
young people for future success by teaching them
leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H
emphasizes hands-on learning, youth in
leadership roles, and giving back to the
community through service.
How Does 4-H Empower Youth in Haiti?
Ventures in People introduced the idea of 4-H to
Haitians in 1996. The idea took off, and what began as
two clubs with 20 members each has since grown to
include around 30 community-based clubs with nearly 2000
Clubs range in size from 25 to 175 members. Most clubs
meet on a weekly basis under the direction of caring
adult volunteers. Clubs teach skills based on the
interests and needs of their members, such as gardening,
animal care, sewing, healthy living, and financial
Another important aspect of 4-H is community service.
4-H clubs undertake projects to make their community a
better place to live. Yearly grants from Ventures in
People Foundation help 4-H youth do things such as: grow
food for the community; provide clean drinking water;
build public latrines; clean up public places; plant
trees and flowers; and even hold night school to teach
4-H parents how to read!
How Can You Help?
Consider contributing towards our grant program. We need
funding to be able to continue to award clubs with
yearly grants (usually $150) to use for community
improvement or educational projects. Your contribution
not only helps youth; it empowers entire communities!
4-H Goat Project
Training 4-H Members in Goat Care to
Provide Food, Income, and a Sense of Community
Raising a kabrit, the Creole
for goat, teaches a 4-H
member responsibility and
helps meet a family’s basic
need for food.
What is the Purpose of Goat Project?
The purpose of the Ventures in People 4-H Goat
Project is twofold: to provide 4-H members with
a goat AND to help them successfully raise the
animal. To ensure the latter, Ventures in People
provides each youth who receives a goat with a
week-long training in goat care, some basic
medications, and follow-up visits from a
Goats are very prevalent in Haiti because they
are a hardy animal that can feed off the land.
Goats promote nutrition by supplying a family
with milk or meat. Families can also send them
to market and use the money to buy or trade
items that meet the family’s basic needs.
How Can You Help?
Would you consider contributing $150 to provide
a goat and training to a 4-H member? Smaller
amounts are welcome too. You’re investing in the
health of an entire family!
For more information about Haiti 4-H email us at
To contribute $150 and
provide a 4-H club grant for a community project
in Haiti please click this button:
To contribute $150 to
purchase a goat, medication, and instruction for
a Haitian 4-H member please click this button:
To provide a
general contribution to VIP's general 4-H fund and
specify the contribution amount please click this
Mail a check to
Ventures in People:
Please make checks payable to Ventures in People
Foundation, Inc. and mail to:
Ventures in People Foundation, Inc.
ATTN: 4-H Program
PO Box 1062
West Bend, WI 53095