Export

National 4-H Week

  • Sunday, October 1, 2017, 8:30 AM - Saturday, October 7@ 4:30 PM

More than 6 million young people across the country today will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. CCE Sullivan County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community. 

Celebrate with CCE Sullivan County 4-H by visiting the NYS Fair selected project exhibits being displayed this week at the Government Center in Monticello and take a look around your town for special club designed window displays showing off their pride for 4-H. 

Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are: 

  • Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities,
  • Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors like, and 
  • Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in the out-of-school time. 

In Sullivan County, more than 300 4-H members and 100 volunteers are involved in 4-H. 

About 4-H: 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the world, is a community of seven million young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. In the U.S., 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Overseas, 4-H programs operate throughout more than 50 countries. 

Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.4-H.org, and Twitter at www.4-H.org

Fee

FREE

Contact

SueAnn Boyd
Healthy Schools Coordinator
srb46@cornell.edu
(845) 292-6180 Ext. 117

Location

Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754