National 4-H Week

National 4-H week

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the

country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Chickasaw County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing

the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who

work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
 
The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part

in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive

environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country  ̶  from urban

neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities  ̶  are encouraged to take on proactive leadership

roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.  
 
If you’ve ever wondered what 4-H is or how to get involved, this is the perfect chance! Everyone is welcome and new faces

are encouraged! 4-H clubs can win entries into a drawing for a pizza party and 4-H gear!  Each member that comes by the

Extension Office during the week gets an entry for the club. The schedule of events for Chickasaw County are as follows.

Saturday, October 5th- Super Saturday! Fun activities at the Chickasaw County Extension Office from 1 to 4 pm. Get a taste of life in 4-H and check out different stations with project area ideas for fair.
 
Sunday, October 6th - Bowling Party!  From 2:30 - 5 pm at the New Hampton Bowling Alley. Bring your friends. ALL YOUTH get a free shoe rental and a free game!  The club with the most green at bowling party gets an entry per person.
 
Monday, October 7th- Decorate a pumpkin and receive free ice cream at the Extension Office from 8 am to 5 pm!
 
Tuesday, October 8th- Create a social media post with your favorite 4-H memory or photo!Tag Chickasaw County 4-H in your social media post to earn an entry to the drawing.
 
Wednesday, October 9th- 4-H National Youth Science Day! Come to the Extension Office from 3:30 - 5 pm for coding fun!

Try out the National 4-H Game Changers computer science challenge kit and experience virtual reality!

Thursday, October 10th- Wear a 4-H shirt to school. Bonus entry if you come into the Extension Office and take a picture with Eleni! Be sure to tag Chickasaw County 4-H in a social media post to show your participation.
 
Friday, October 11th- Get creative! Find a way to serve your community as a club. Post photos on social   media. Tag Chickasaw County 4-H in your social media post or photo evidence that you completed the daily challenge. Every 4-Her pictured adds an entry!
 

“The thing I love most about 4-H is the diversity of projects and activities. There really is something for everyone of every

-background, personality, and interests can find something that not only excites them, but teaches lifelong skills as they

transition into adulthood,” said Eleni Parsons, County Youth Coordinator. "We are especially excited to watch our clubs get

involved in the community and showcase their pride during 4-H Week. They are really what make this program shine."
 
In Chickasaw County, more than 167 4-H youth and 100 volunteers from the community are involved in 4‑H.
 
One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is 4-H National Youth Science Day, which sees

hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation taking part in the world’s largest youth-led STEM challenge. The exciting

theme for this year’s challenge is Game Changers, which will run throughout October.Developed by Google and West

Virginia University Extension Service, Game Changerswill teach kids coding skills through fun exercises including gaming,

puzzles and physical activity.
 
To learn more about how you can get involved, visit http://www.4-h.org/.
 
About 4-H:
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, country-led 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 (NIFA) within the United

States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-Hand on Twitter at

https://twitter.com/4H.

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