National 4-H Week is October 4-10

Iowa 4-h and give grow logos.

Altoona, Iowa – 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. Polk County 4-H will observe the week by participating in the Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H campaign on October 6.
 
Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H is a 24-hour online event mobilizing current and past 4-H’ers, their families, and the community to raise awareness and financial support. Polk County 4-H hopes to engage 4-H alumni from all over Polk County and the state, and have fun promoting 4-H experiences through social media. Polk County 4-H will encourage its supporters to join in the cause on October 6 by asking them to:

  • Wear green on Tuesday, October 6
  • Use #GrowIowa4H on social media, share 4-H memories and old photos
  • Give any amount to Polk County 4-H (or other 4-H programs)

 
All the money raised from Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H will go directly back to local 4-H programming. In Polk County, funds will help to support innovative experiences like our Virtual Summer Camps series, Mindful Teen workshops, or career exploration activities; offer scholarships and financial support to youth in need; provide materials and supplies; and organize other after school programs, summer camps, or leadership conferences and retreats.
 
In addition to donating to the local Polk County 4-H program, participants can give specifically to one of the four Iowa 4-H priority areas: Communication & the Arts, Healthy Living, Leadership & Civic Engagement and STEM.
 
For more information on how to get your youth involved in 4-H or Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H, please visit www.extension.iastate.edu/polk/4h
 
About Polk County 4-H
Polk County 4-H is part of America’s largest youth development organization where collectively we empower nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. At Polk County 4-H we offer youth research-based experiences that include a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity. Our programs encourage youth to build leadership, citizenship, communication, and life skills while giving them a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.
 
Last year, Polk County 4-H served nearly 3,000 youth through:

  • 4-H and Clover Kids Clubs:
  • Afterschool programs
  • Summer camps
  • Leadership conferences and retreats
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