Grand County youth celebrate 4-H Week
October 7, 2010
October 3-9 is National 4-H Week, and Grand County is celebrating by participating in the National Youth Science Day experiment.
On Oct. 6, millions of young people across the nation will become scientists during the third annual 4-H National Youth Science Day. In this year’s experiment, 4-H2O, youth will learn about carbon dioxide and discover how we as a nation can reduce our environmental impact.
“4-H taught me responsibility and my kids have said that it helped them with interviews and talking in front of groups,” said Sheilah Jones, Grand County 4-H Member/Volunteer Alumni. Sheilah’s family has long been apart of 4-H as both her parents volunteered as leaders.
“4-H instilled self confidence, self reliability, responsibility, motivation, competition, lifetime experience and memories. I can vividly site a 4-H example for each listed quality,” said Tish Linke of her experience in the program.
In Grand County, more than 127 4-H members and 28 volunteers are involved in the 4 H program.
To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader, contact Colorado State University Extension in Grand County at 970-724-3436 or check out the website at http://co.grand.co.us/extension.html.