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A taste of 4-H, Sepember 19

Julia Hurdelbrink
Adams County 4-H Youth Extension Agent
Adams County 4-H An Adams County student learning about leathercraft.

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The 4-H Youth Development Program is alive and strong in Adams County, as well as across the State of Colorado. During 2008 more than 83,000 youth participated in 4-H across Colorado. The new 4-H year promises to be a year of growth and learning for both urban and rural youth alike.

The 4-H program began in 1902 as an educational program for young people who lived on farms. Today it is a program for all kids whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or the country. Colorado State University Extension 4-H staff and volunteer 4-H leaders work to create exciting programs for youth.

Much of 4-H club learning is centered around projects where the focus is on youth development. Youth learn life skills, decision-making, build self-esteem and initiative, and learn responsibility. 4-H is “learn-by-doing” that gives youth the chance to build new friendships and to have fun while learning new skills.

4-H is known for its cows and cooking, but it’s much more than that. Some of the other exciting projects offered include: model rocketry, leathercraft, cake decorating, ceramics, clothing, computers, photography, shooting sports, and small animals. There are more than 100 projects offered through 4-H.

On Saturday, September 19, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Adams County 4-H is hosting a Taste of 4-H. It will be held in the Al Lesser Building at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, Colo.

The Taste of 4-H workshop is an opportunity for youth and adults to learn more about 4-H table top and small animal projects through hands-on learning stations. Families will have the opportunity to talk to current 4-H members and leaders as well as to try a few of the many projects that 4-H offers. So come get a Taste of 4-H in Adams County and see the full spectrum of what 4-H has to offer.

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