National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7

Membership in 4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and so much more by allowing youth to use the skills they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities. All are invited to help Iowa 4-H celebrate the outstanding impact youth have made throughout the state during National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7.

4-H is active in each of Iowa’s 100 county extension districts and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences including photography, music, woodworking, sewing, archery, livestock and horticulture. Youth have fun while gaining valuable skills in communication and the arts, citizenship and leadership, science, technology, engineering and math, as well as healthy living and personal life management by being involved in 4-H.

Kayla Hyett, Greene County youth & 4-H coordinator will visit with the fourth graders at Greene County elementary and Paton-Churdan about joining 4-H. Clubs will decorate windows at businesses across Greene County.

In honor of the celebration, the clubs are conducting a used books and board games drive in support of New Opportunities. The new and gently used donations will go to Adopt-a-Family and Toys for Tots this Christmas. Anyone in the community is invited to donate and the Greene County Extension office at 104 W. Washington St in Jefferson will serve as the donation center.

As National 4-H Week approaches it is important to remember the 4-H pledge, which is recited at nearly every 4-H club meeting, and what it teaches. ‘I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.’

To learn more about how 4-H is empowering young people in your community with skills to lead for a lifetime visit extension.iastate.edu/4h

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