• By Deidre An
  • Posted Thursday, October 3, 2019

Forsyth Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week October 6-12

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Forsyth County 4-H will observe 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.

The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country ? from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities ? are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.

One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is 4-H National Youth Science Day, in which thousands of youth across the nation take part in the world’s largest youth-led STEM challenge. The exciting theme for this year’s challenge is Game Changers, which will run throughout October. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, Game Changers will teach kids coding skills through fun exercises including gaming, puzzles and physical activity.

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the Forsyth County Commissioners signed a Proclamation recognizing October 6-10, 2019 as National 4-H Week throughout Forsyth County, North Carolina. To see our clubs in action, Forsyth County 4-H Clubs will have 4-H booths in the Education Building at the Dixie Classic Fair, as well as Christmas trees in the Yesterday Village. Also, members of 4-H will also be exhibiting their livestock during the fair in the cattle and sheep barns.

In Forsyth County, the most popular 4-H project areas are citizenship/community service, environment and natural resources (including Forestry and Wildlife), science, and family consumer science/sewing. More than 4,494 4-H youth and 268 adult volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H in Forsyth County. We are continuously growing and we will have several new 4-H groups that are forming in the city; contact us for information!

If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved, visit http://forsyth.cc/CES/4-H/. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ForsythCounty4H/, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ForsythCounty4H, and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/forsyth4h/.

About 4-H:

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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