Wisconsin honors the impact of 4-H youth during National 4-H Week
4-H Youth Development Educator, UW-Extension Cooperative Extension Lincoln County
University of Wisconsin-Extension 4-H Youth Development clubs and groups across the state will celebrate the ways 4-H has changed their lives and communities during National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10, 2015. Lincoln County 4-H clubs will be putting up displays throughout the county, National 4-H Week Poster Contest entries will be displayed in the lower level of the Lincoln County Service Center, our fall 4-H Project Discovery Day will be held on Oct. 10 and our annual 4-H Recognition Banquet on Oct. 17.
These events also help youth and families connect to the variety of fun and educational experiences available through 4-H Youth Development.
“4-H has a great reputation even though many people don’t know it’s available in towns, suburbs and large cities across Wisconsin,” says Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Program Director Dale Leidheiser. “What’s rural about robotics, science, photography, and dozens of other activities designed for children no matter where they live?”
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development programs provide fun, hands-on learning in a safe, welcoming atmosphere, giving youth the support and space they need to master the necessary skills for future success.
“Children today will have jobs and careers that haven’t yet been invented,” Leidheiser says. “4-H will develop the life skills transferable to any career so they can learn, adapt and thrive whatever the future holds!”
Now is a great time to enroll in 4-H as a youth member or adult leader. In Lincoln County, more than 450 youth and 160 adults are involved in our 13 community 4 H clubs and five after school 4-H clubs. If you are interested in learning more about 4-H or want to get involved in Lincoln County 4-H, please contact Debbie or Amanda at the UW-Extension office at (715) 539-1072 or visit our website at http://lincoln.uwex.edu/ or subscribe to the Lincoln County 4-H Blog http://fyi.uwex.edu/lincolncounty4h/ for up to the minute 4-H news.
You can also pick up a 2015-16 Lincoln County 4-H Enrollment and Project Guide at the Merrill and Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce, T. B. Scott Library, Tomahawk Library, and the UW-Extension office located in the Lincoln County Service Center. This guide will provide you with information needed to enroll in Lincoln County 4-H.
For more than a century, Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development has worked to engage youth participants throughout the state in leadership training, community-building experiences and experiential-learning opportunities to better their own lives and the lives of the people around them. For many youth, 4-H is the first class they take at the UW.
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension in partnership with local, state and federal government in each Wisconsin county.