National 4-H Week is the first full week in October, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country celebrate everything 4-H. Area 4-H clubs observed National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and highlighted the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Opportunity for all. 4-H is an opportunity for all as 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. More young people need the kind of hands-on, youth-led experiences that 4‑H programs provide. Experiences where they learn by doing, grow from failure, express their ideas and use their influence to drive positive outcomes. Adult mentors provide guidance, ask questions, share learnings and encourage. The 4-H program offers over 80 different project areas, different educational opportunities, the chance to travel, and so much more! Check out what the Fond du Lac County 4-H program can offer you!
Area youth in Fond du Lac County participate in various ways to celebrate throughout the week. Some clubs had their club meetings and celebrate with fun activities inviting potential new members participate. Other clubs took this as an opportunity to promote their clubs with displays on what their club has to offer throughout their community. Many youth will be celebrating the new year at the Fall Kick-Off on Thursday, October 6th, where they will plan out the 4-H year, collaborate with others and learn some leadership skills to implement with their clubs.
If you are interested in becoming involved with th 4-H program? There are over 150 adult volunteers that have fun while making a positive impact on the youth in Fond du Lac County. Would you like to join them? Check out this webpage, contact the Fond du Lac County UW-Extension office at 920-929-3171, or e-mail Tracy Keifenheim at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the many opportunities available.