The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Union county 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish 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.
This year Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be celebrating by handing out free 4-H bookmarks at the Gibson Memorial Library all week.
On Monday, ISU Extension and Outreach encourages 4-H members to show their 4-H pride by wearing a 4-H t-shirt to school.
On Wednesday ISU Extension and Outreach will be showing its appreciation for businesses and stakeholders in the community who show 4-H support through their donations and volunteering by giving small gifts. 4-H members may meet at the Extension Office at 4 p.m. to help deliver gifts.
On Thursday the 10th, Current 4-H members and 4-H Alumni are encouraged to use the hashtag #ThankfulThursday and tag Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Union County to tell us why they are thankful for their experiences in 4-H on their social media platform.
In Union County, 252 4-H youth and more than 100 volunteers from the community are involved in 4‑H.