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Thirty-nine young leaders will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties as they begin their 2018-2019 terms on State 4-H Council.
4-H Global Citizenship Day is a cultural exploration set for Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Iowa State Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 4-H Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The public is invited to share in this global experience consisting of cultural performances, service learning and interactive booths.
Nearly 60 middle school youth representing nine schools across six Iowa counties met at Upper Iowa University on Nov. 16 to pilot the leadership and civic engagement experience, “Youth Voice in Action.”
Iowa State University hosted 600 youth delegates for three days last week for the 2019 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, themed “A Universe of Possibilities.” Every June, teenagers from across the state gather on the Iowa State campus for three days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, special events and civic engagement activities.
t’s not every day that Iowa teenagers can talk one-on-one with their state legislators. That’s one of the reasons 128 4-H youth from across Iowa participated in the Iowa Extension Council Association and 4-H Legislative Day.
Iowa 4-H Youth Development has launched Gardening to Give — a hands-on educational gardening program designed for all ages and abilities. Gardening to Give is a six-month, immersive learning experience in gardening with educational resources shared weekly with registered participants.
Forty Iowa youth are beginning their new terms as State 4-H Council members. These young leaders will serve as ambassadors for the 4-H Youth Development program throughout the state and in their local counties.
Iowans are invited to join the State 4-H Council in a community effort to donate nonperishable food items throughout November. Food items will then be donated to local food pantries, churches, etc., in their respective counties following the end of the month. The goal is to reach 10,000 donated food items through the end of the drive.
After 25 weeks of engaging families in gardening for others, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development wrapped up the Gardening to Give program on Oct. 30.
When Iowa’s State 4-H Council members began their statewide food drive, their original goal was to collect 10,000 nonperishable food items. However, Iowans across the state helped the group more than double their goal by collecting and donating 21,771 food items in seven weeks. The food items will be donated to local food pantries, churches and places in need during this holiday season.