Look at your local 4-H program, and you will find young people taking the lead in addressing today’s challenges. 4-H is where young people explore, learn and pursue their interests in a safe environment. In 4-H, youth are encouraged to find their true passions, gain confidence and give back to their community.
Next week, we celebrate 2013 National 4-H Week as 4-H members across the nation step up and take responsibility for their futures.
During the week of Oct. 6-12, National 4-H Week will focus on a youth movement for positive change in every community across the country. 4-H youth represent a culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles, and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live through active leadership roles in their 4-H clubs, schools and communities.
Throughout National 4-H Week and during the entire year, 4-H’ers are hard at work making a positive difference for their futures in the spirit of 4-H’s vision to create a world in which youth take an active role as visionary leaders. In Lee County alone, we have 115 4-H members and 12 volunteer leaders that are involved in the program through membership in nine 4-H clubs. Through these clubs, young people learn a variety of life skills including leadership, public speaking, teamwork and responsibility.
You can join the 4-H community today. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Lee County, contact Bill Stone, 4-H Youth Development Agent with the N.C. Cooperative Extension at (919) 775-5624 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Stone is 4-H Youth Development Agent, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lee County.