If you’re interested in learning more about the 4H program, here’s your chance.
On Wednesday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m., at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th Street, the Scioto County 4-H program will be hosting a kick-off event.
The purpose of this program is to allow community members to stop in and discover what 4-H is all about.
4H is a community of over 500,000 volunteers, 3,500 4‑H professionals and 6 million 4‑H’ers, of both urban and rural backgrounds.
And if you’re curious to know what the four H’s stand for, it ties into the 4H pledge.
The pledge states,”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.”
“Though typically thought of as an agriculturally-focused organization, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering and technology programs. In all, there are over 55 different 4-H Clubs within Scioto County,” explained Josi Brodt-Evans. Evans serves as the Extension Educator for 4-H Youth Development. “There will be opportunities to speak with current members, volunteer leaders and 4-H Professionals, so kids can join the clubs that best reflect their interests. Adults can discover how to become a volunteer and how to start a club in their area. Hopefully this will encourage new members to join, adults to become new volunteers and our program will acquire some new clubs.”
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