Cedar County Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week October 7-13

Posted October 11, 2012 at 10:31 am

Cedar County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

Recent findings from Tufts University 4-H study of positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to the community than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-H’ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities. In Cedar County, more than 175 4-H members and 75 volunteers are involved in 4-H.

Also during National 4-H Week, hundreds of thousands of youth from all around the nation will complete a single innovative experiment on 4-H National Youth Science Day, which will held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The 2012 National Science Experiment, 4-H Eco-Bot challenge, explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.

4-H youth are living, breathing culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live.

Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at 4-H.org/revolution or contact Sarah Wright. Youth Program Assistant at University of Missouri Extension, Cedar County at 417-276-3313 or wrightsarah@missouri.edu.