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Youth leader credits 4-H, caring adults for honors

Jeremy Weiss

Nine-year 4-H’er Jeremy Weiss sees work to be done and volunteers, often leading the way. That’s why the National Council on Youth Leadership recently named him a National Youth Leader. Currently Weiss, a Manson Northwest Webster High School senior, heads up a project with a local outreach center to help five families.

“We are helping the families have a Christmas filled with presents for all, something they would not have otherwise,” he said.

Weiss is quick to share honors with others who have helped him work toward goals. The ISU Extension 4-H program “has helped me come out of my shy self to be a more outgoing person and a better communicator,” he said.

Weiss lauds 4-H youth/adult partnerships. “Caring adults are what the 4-H program is all about. They have helped me to complete projects, meet new people and learn skills such as leadership and citizenship that I probably could not have gained elsewhere.”

This article appeared in December 2006 -- From Jack Payne Newsletter