Grand County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week |

Grand County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

Kremmling, Colorado – Oct. 4-10 is National 4-H Week, and Grand County is celebrating with several community activities.

Throughout the week 4-H youth will connect with the community by painting windows around town. Grand County Extension Staff and 4-H members will also participate in the National 4-H youth Science Day throughout the week. On Oct. 7, students at area schools will be participating in this annual event.

On Oct. 3, eight Grand County 4-H supporters traveled to Denver to represent Grand County at the Colorado 4-H Gala fundraising event.

Grand County 4-H member Bethanie O’Brien also received state recognition for her lightning photography project. Bethanie was one of eight members from across the state who will be recognized.

Cody and Andy Volt also represented the Grand County 4-H program with their demonstration about the 4-H robotics project.

In Grand County, more than 137 4-H members and 34 volunteers are involved in the traditional 4 H program.

“In 2009 we also reached over 2,500 youth through our 4-H outreach and school enrichment program,” said CSU Extension Director and Grand County Agent Brenda Kwang.

The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, “learn by doing” experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently. 4-H programs are offered through school-based, after-school and camp settings and within community clubs.

To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Grand County, contact Brenda Kwang, Grand County Extension Director at Colorado State University Extension, Grand County at 970-724-3436 or

4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of National 4-H Headquarters (USDA). The 4-H programs are implemented by the 106 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country.