For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Delta County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
"I am very proud of the Delta County 4-H program and our members, leaders and parents. Our 4-H members contribute countless hours of community service and in doing so develop both leadership and citizenship skills," said Jackie Shea, Delta County 4-H agent. "From highway clean-up to volunteering at the local nursing homes our 4-H members give back to the community on many levels."
In Delta County, more than 225 4-H youth and 70 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H.
4-H alumni around the country are always the first to acknowledge the significant positive impact 4-H had on them as young people; the opportunities and experiences that 4-H provides youth empowers them to become true leaders. In fact, research has shown that young people in 4-H are almost four times as likely to contribute to their communities, and are twice as likely to engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in their free time.