• By Monique Brady
  • Posted Thursday, October 1, 2020

National 4-H Week 2020

Winston-Salem, NC (October 1, 2020) — Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, Opportunity4All, is a campaign that was created by National 4-H Council to rally support for Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program and identify solutions to eliminate the opportunity gap that affects 55 million kids across America.

With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country. In 4-H, we believe every child should have an equal opportunity to succeed. We believe every child should have the skills they need to make a difference in the world.

Forsyth County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by highlighting some of the inspirational 4-H youth in our community who are working tirelessly to support each other and their communities.

“We believe youth perspectives are so important and a solution to eliminating the opportunity gap, because young people come with new ideas and new ways of seeing the world,” explains Jennifer Sirangelo, President and CEO of National 4-H Council. By encouraging diverse voices and innovative actions, 4-H believes that solutions can be found to address the educational, economic and health issues that have created the opportunity gap.

During the week of October 4-10, 2020 Forsyth County 4-Her’s and community are invited to celebrate with the Forsyth County 4-H

Monday-Saturday: Participate in the Virtual 4-H Spirit Week. The attached flyer has all the details.

Wednesday: Wear a 4-H T-shirt or Green to help celebrate National 4-H Day across the globe.

Wednesday, October 7: MARS Base Camp Virtual Activity Part 1 (3 pm – 4 pm) Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/122569800573 ** Youth must be a 4-H member to participate**

Wednesday, October 14: MARS Base Camp Virtual Activity Part 2 (3 pm – 4 pm) Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/123049842391 ** Youth must be a 4-H member to participate**

October 7-18: TSC Paper Clover! Please tell everyone you know to support our Paper Clover Campaign when they shop there.

We ask that families that participate use their social media to showcase all the wonderful things happening. They should use the following hashtags #Forsyth4HNC and #Opportunity4All to all their postings.

“4-H is an organization that teach valuable lessons that grow with youth until adulthood, learning by doing is our motto and we want to make sure that every youth in Forsyth County has the opportunity to operate to achieve greatness within and outside of our County” said Monique Pearce-Brady, 4-H Agent “The first project will be a virtual challenge with our Mars Basecamp: STEM Kit that will allow youth to participate in various STEM activities as an opportunity for all.”

In Forsyth County, more than 1500 4-H youth and 28 volunteers from the community are involved in 4 H. All of our clubs participate in numerous community service events throughout Forsyth County that helps make an impact in our communities.

One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is the 4-H STEM Challenge, formerly known as National Youth Science Day. The theme of this year’s event, which is expected to see hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation taking part throughout October, is Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities that teaches kids ages 8-14 STEM skills, including mechanical engineering, physics, computer science and agriculture.

To learn more about how you can get involved, visit http://www.4-h.org/.

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