4-H is in the spotlight next week
October 4-10 is National 4-H Week and Douglas County is celebrating with a display contest.
Look for displays about 4-H in your neighborhood.
In Douglas County, more than 500 4-H members and adult volunteers are involved in 4-H.
"There are currently 20 clubs that meet throughout the county and 4-H after school is alive and well in many of the local schools," said Jodi Hintzen, 4-H program coordinator in Douglas County.
The fundamental 4-H ideal of practical, "learn by doing" experiences encourage youth to experiment, innovate and think independently, Hintzen said.
4-H programs are offered through school-based, after-school and camp settings and within community clubs.
"You can join the 4-H community today," Hintzen said.
To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Douglas County, contact Hintzen at the University of Minnesota Extension, Douglas County at (320) 762-3890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
The 4-H programs are implemented by 106 land grant universities and the cooperative Extension system through 3,100 local Extension offices across the country.
Learn more about the 4-H adventure at www.fourh.umn.edu.