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Colo., 4-H Centennial Celebration Oct. 8

Colorado 4-H Foundation

For the past 100 years, Colorado 4-H has taught young people from throughout the state important life skills through research-based experiential learning projects. A celebration of those accomplishments, as well as the new and exciting educational youth activities 4-H offers, will take place Oct. 8, from 2:30-6 p.m., at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place in downtown Denver, Colo.

Featured at the event will be the unveiling of the new Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame, the drawing of the winning raffle ticket for a 2010 4-H Ford F-150 pickup, the 4-H lightning photography exhibit (to be exhibited in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science), interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects, robot wars, the 2010 National 4-H Science Experiment and plans for providing the highly effective 4-H educational experience to hundreds of Denver youth.

Each year Colorado State University Extension 4-H programs teach more than 85,000 youth ages 5 to 18 life and leadership skills through school enrichment activities, after school programs, and long-term experiences through 4-H community clubs.

While 4-H offers more than 40 projects in areas such as electronics, model rocketry, foods and nutrition, dog care and training, livestock, wildlife, leadership and citizenship, the overall goal is to teach young people how to become engaged and effective young people serving their communities. 4-H also teaches good health practices and public speaking, and involves youth in community service projects.

Tickets for the celebration are $100 per person, and may be purchased online at http://www.Advancing.ColoState.edu/4-HCentennial or by calling (970) 491-2768. Funds raised support the Denver 4-H Expansion Project and statewide STEM activities.

Additional celebration and sponsorship information is available at http://www.CO4HFoundation.ColoState.edu or by calling (970) 491-1537.