4-H Week Kicks Off Sunday
For the 76th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week through Saturday, Oct. 13. Locally, the week will conclude with the crowning of the Corn Day King and Queen from the local 4-H clubs.
This year’s theme is Inspire Kids to Do, a campaign that will give kids more opportunities to do; empowering them with the skills they need to succeed in life and careers.
Throughout the week, White County 4-H will showcase the many ways 4-H inspires kids to do through hands on learning experiences as well as highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
4-H was founded on the belief that when kids are empowered to pursue their passions and chart their own course, their unique skills grow and take shape, helping them to become true leaders in their lives, careers and communities.
Amy McCarty, extension program coordinator at the University of Illinois Extension, said; “Every kid deserves to be recognized for the great things they are doing. Help us celebrate True leaders during National 4-H week and any other time of the year.”
WROY/WRUL News will be spotlighting many of the local 4-H members throughout the week and Friday’s (Oct. 12) Open Line will be dedicated to the Corn Queen and King candidates.
In White County, more than 135 4-H youth and 50 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H.