Oct. 2-8 is National 4-H Week

October 5, 2005

Oct. 2-8 is National 4-H Week. This is the week to celebrate an excellent program that has offered experiential learning activities for youth for more than one hundred years.

The 4-H Program helps youth to develop leadership, citizenship and life skills through a wide range of clubs, workshops, youth exchanges, camps, and other special activities.

Here in Hood River County, the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Program is a well-established program that seeks to provide educational and healthy activities for youth in grades K-12…

National 4-H Week:

Leaders are the backbone of the program

October 5, 2005

A wise man once wrote, “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove ... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

This philosophy tends to be the driving force behind why most Hood River County 4-H Leaders lead in the 4-H program.

While there is not a typical 4-H leader, there is one common thread that can be found in all 4-H leaders: They enjoy working with youth and gain pleasure from watching them grow and learn new skills.

This desire to help youth is the most important trait that a leader can bring to the program…

4-H means service and teen leadership

October 5, 2005

An important aspect of the Hood River County 4-H Program is community service.

Many clubs plan a community service project as part of their club activities. This year several clubs from Cascade Locks joined forces to clean up Dry Creek.

The Spindoleers, a Fiber Arts club, planted a tree at Toll Booth park.

Other community service projects that 4-H members and clubs have done in recent years include sewing fleece hats for newborns on “Make A Difference Day”; adopting a family at Christmas; cleaning up the Parkdale Memorial gardens; serving meals at community events at the Parkdale Grange, Lions and Fire department; making survival kits for women at the crisis shelter; and sewing fleece socks for seniors at Brookside Manor’s Alzheimer unit…



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