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National 4-H week

(Published Oct. 4, 2007, 3:57 p.m.)

Elkhorn, WI - Walworth County is celebrating 4-H's work in 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology (4-H SET) programs during National 4-H Week, October 7-13.

In Walworth County, 4-H members are currently participating in 4-H science, engineering and technology programs-ranging from robotics and aerospace to animal and environmental science as well as citizenship and healthy living programs.

"4-H is education for real life!  The 4-H program is designed to support the positive and successful development of all youth by creating experiences to develop skills and confidence for leadership and self-discipline," said Mary Sterken, Walworth County 4-H Senior Leader President.

For more than 100 years, 4-H has been providing youth with the innovative research and resources from our nation's 106 land-grant universities and colleges. Currently, more than 5 million 4-H youth members participate in 4-H SET programs nationwide.

"4-H is amazing and I constantly sport my love for 4-H," Carleigh Logterman, a member of Harvesters 4-H Club said.  "You are always meeting new people through 4-H and I have made many lifetime friends."

In Walworth County, more than 900 4-H members and 300 volunteers are involved in 4-H. You can join the 4-H community today. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Walworth County, contact UW-Extension Office at (262) 741-4951 or visit the website at Walworth.uwex.edu . 

"The 4-H program gives the youth of today a positive focus in their lives, and helps them grow into good citizens and contributing members of society," Sterken said.

4-H is a community of more than 6.5 million young people learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Learn more about the 4-H adventure at www.4HUSA.org.

Contact:  Laura Becker, 4-H Youth Development Educator
(262)741-4959, laura.becker@ces.uwex.edu

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