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Governor Burgum Proclaims Oct. 3-9 National 4-H Week

Governor Burgum has proclaimed Oct. 3-9 National 4-H Week in North Dakota. The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is “Find Your Spark,” which highlights how 4-H offers opportunities for youth to find their passion and explore learning about that passion through hands-on learning experiences.

Governor Burgum has proclaimed Oct. 3-9 National 4-H Week in North Dakota. 4-H is the largest research-based youth development organization, supporting nearly six million youth across the country and 24,000 youth in North Dakota.

 

4-H’ers learn-by-doing through hands-on projects in the areas of health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in clubs, afterschool programs, school enrichment and camping opportunities.

 

“4-H is the educational youth development program of North Dakota State University (NDSU) and is conducted at the county level by NDSU Extension staff with the help of nearly 3,000 adult volunteers who influence the development of youth in their communities through 4-H experiences,” says Lynette Flage, NDSU Extension’s associate director.

 

The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is “Find Your Spark,” which highlights how 4-H offers opportunities for youth to find their passion and explore learning about that passion through hands-on learning experiences. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county in the country, from urban neighbourhoods 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.

 

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 ndsu.edu/agriculture/extension/extension-topics/north-dakota-4-h-youth-development.


NDSU Agriculture Communication – Oct. 1, 2021

Source: Karla Meikle, 701.667.3340, karla.meikle@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kristin Harner, 701-231-7875, kristin.harner@ndsu.edu

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