HARTINGTON — Every year, National 4-H Week sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H. The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, “Opportunity4All,” is a campaign that was created by National 4-H Council to rally support for Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program and identify solutions to eliminate the opportunity gap that affects 55 million kids across America. In Cedar County, more than 233 4-H youth and 21 volunteers from the community are involved in 4H.
With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country. In 4-H, we believe every child should have an equal opportunity to succeed. We believe every child should have the skills they need to make a difference in the world.
Cedar County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week year by encouraging those interested in joining 4-H and our current 4-H members to attend the 4-H Family Adventure Day, Oct. 25. Bring you family to meet other 4-H families in a fun afternoon of: hiking, biking, fishing, and any other outdoor activities your family would enjoy. 4-H enrollments will be accepted for the 2020-2021 4-H year beginning Oct. 15. In the past, the membership drive didn’t take place until February. We invite your family to take part in enrolling this fall. By enrolling early, your family will have access to several monthly events that we will be rolling out each month!
4-H members can look forward to: • 4-H Family Adventure Day (Oct. 25) • Holiday ‘Take It and Make It’ • 4-H workshop opportunities • New This Year: Clover Kids will have the opportunity to participate in Clover Kid Saturday, which means yearround Clover Kid programs.
4-H Family Adventure Day: A free park day pass will be offered for all families enrolled in the 2021 4-H Program with dues paid (Dues can be paid at the event). To enroll in 4-H, visit extension.unl.edu/ statewide/cedar/join-cedar-county-4-h/.
To register for the Adventure Day: contact the Cedar County Extension Office at: 402- 254-6821 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is sponsored by the Cedar County 4-H Council. Join our Facebook page: ‘Nebraska Extension in Cedar County’ for event updates.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, countryled 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture within the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.
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