4-H Week in Itasca County begins with open house

At the Sept. 22 County Board meeting, Chairman Davin Tinquist signed a proclamation declaring October 4 -10 as 4-H Week in Itasca County. This joins a nationwide week of celebrating4-H youth who make a positive impact on their community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

The week will begin with a 4-H Enrollment Open House at the Itasca County Courthouse on Monday, Oct. 5. Members will provide activity stations, refreshments, and a chance for prospective members to find out more about the program. Computers will be available for both new and returning members to enroll for the new project year.

During 4-H Week, businesses across the county will feature window displays created by 4-H club members. Messages like Berry Yourself in 4-H and 4-H – Bubbling Over with Opportunity help communicate the variety of experiences youth can have with the 4-H program.

The 4-H youth development program provides fun “learn by doing” experiences to encourage young people to experiment, innovate and think independently. 4-H programs are offered through school-based after-school settings, and within community clubs, where groups meet regularly to work on projects, perform community service and develop leadership skills. Through this unique process, youth obtain essential life skills such as problem solving, decision making, coping and communicating.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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