Newaygo County 4-H is pleased to announce it is the recipient of three grants from the Gerber Foundation for youth programming. Grant funds awarded to Newaygo County 4-H will provide needed archery equipment for a youth archery program, transportation for youth to 4-H Exploration Days on the campus of MSU, and for a new community outreach program, Discover 4-H! Discover You!
Since 1902, 4-H has been reaching out to young people across America to develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills as they work in partnership with adult mentors. In 4-H, we are committed to helping young people, ages 5 – 19 years of age, develop skills that will help them succeed and reach their full potential.
4-H has deep traditional roots within agriculture, however, 4-H today also encompasses many learning opportunities designed to fit the needs of youth at different ages. Through a variety of projects—from food and forestry to rockets and sewing—4-H gives children and teens opportunities to learn life skills, to practice them, and become confident in their ability to use them in the future. There are hands-on, learn-by-doing, opportunities for everyone!
In addition to community 4-H clubs, within Newaygo County, there are also a vast number of opportunities for youth to become engaged in 4-H through in-school programs, after-school programs and clubs, 4-H’s partnership with local libraries, and 4-H outreach opportunities such as educational workshops, and trips such as 4-H Winterfest, 4-H Capitol Experience, and 4-H Exploration Days.
The Gerber Foundation supports a variety of youth programming within a 4-county area that includes Lake, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties. The Foundation has a long history of community support, including support to youth programs (for youth aged 0-18 years), education, and health and human services.
To learn more about Newaygo County 4-H, contact Laurie Platte Breza, 4-H Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.