Through conversation, knowledge is shared.
This week’s episode (#28) aligns perfectly with that statement. Earlier this fall my daughter Cecilia joined the local 4-H group and absolutely loves every minute of it.
I was not familiar with the 4-H program and honestly only associated it with county fairs and state fairs and the showing of farm animals.
To learn more, I turned to Trudy Lickfelt. Trudy has been involved in 4-H since elementary school. She currently serves as an adult leader for the McLeod County.
I found our conversation fascinating and was pleased to learn about everything 4-H can offer my daughter as it relates to leadership skills, community involvement and many other things that will help make her successful in the future.
Enjoy the conversation!
Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills they need to be proactive forces in their communities’ and develop ideas for a more innovative economy. That idea was the catalyst to begin the 4-H movement, and those values continue today.
As one of the first youth development organizations in America, 4-H opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and explore ways to give back. 4-H revolutionized how youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences while outside of the classroom.
4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.
What Is Your Experience with 4-H
Have you benefited from being a 4-H member? Take a few moments and share your story in our comment section!
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