Grand County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week October 7-13
Ryan Summerlin October 5, 2012
KREMMLING- October 7-13 is National 4-H Week, and Grand County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. On October 6 at 11 a.m. at the Kremmling Mercantile, 4-H youth will connect with the community by handing out information and talking about 4-H.
“4-H has taught me how to have responsibility for not only my project, but also with other things such as school, Awanas, and my job. I have learned through 4-H how to help out in my community and how important it is to give back to the people who give so much for you,” said Molly Scruggs, a county 4-H Member.
Recent findings from Tufts University’s 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-H’ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities. In Grand County, more than 100 members and countless volunteers are involved in 4 H.
Also during National 4-H Week, hundreds of thousands of youth from all around the nation will complete a single innovative experiment on 4-H National Youth Science Day, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The 2012 National Science Experiment, 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.
4-H youth are a living breathing, 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. Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at 4-H.org/revolution, or contact Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Grand County at 970-724-3436 or coopext_grand@Colostate.edu