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National 4-H week

September 18, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Tama County will be celebrating all things 4-H during National 4-H Week October 2-8. 4-H is for those in 4-12 grades. Clover Kids is a fun 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build lots of different life skills.

4-H is active in each of Iowa's 99 counties and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences including photography, music, woodworking, sewing, shooting sports, livestock and horticulture. Youth have fun while gaining valuable skills in communication and the arts, citizenship and leadership, science, technology, engineering and math, as well as healthy living and personal life management by being involved in 4-H.

Tama County 4-H is excited to be hosting three "4-H Find Out Nights". All members of the community are invited to attend these sessions, which will include information on what 4-H is, selecting a 4-H club to join, make and take items in working exhibits, door prizes and a simple meal. Each event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Come and go as you can. Events will be held on Thursday, September 29th at the Gladbrook Memorial Building; Sunday, October 2nd at the Tama County Extension Office in Toledo; and October 6th at the North Tama Activity Center in Traer.

As National 4-H Week approaches it is important to remember the 4-H pledge, which is recited at nearly every 4-H club meeting, and what it teaches. 'I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.'

4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and much more in youth. 4-H allows youth to use the skills that they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities.

Come and find out what Tama County 4-H has to offer your young person. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny at 641-484-2703 or check out the website 4-H Grows Here!



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