Newaygo County Youth to Celebrate
National 4-H Week: October 2-8
The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Opportunity4All, which highlights opportunities for kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county ̶ from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities ̶ are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.
Newaygo County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them. By engaging in innovative pursuits through 4-H projects and activities, field trips, and community service, youth get the opportunity of expressing themselves in a positive, tangible, and meaningful way while instilling a sense of achievement and pride, boosting their self-confidence all while developing life skills.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries.
Newaygo County 4-H alone reaches 400-500 youth participants with over 100 volunteers involved in 38 community clubs annually. In addition, Newaygo County 4-H provides youth programming to approximately 2500 youth annually in Newaygo County, through in-school, afterschool, and community programs.
To learn more about the Newaygo County 4-H program, contact Laurie Platte Breza, 4-H Program Coordinator, at 231-924-0500 or email email@example.com. 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5 – 19. Age is determined on January 1 of the current year. To enroll in 4-H, visit https://v2.4honline.com. Enrolling in 4-H is easy and free!
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