National 4-H Week

4hMore than 6 million young people across the country today will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. [Name of county] County 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community.

At High Plains Journal we are happy to support the 4-H programs in our coverage area. Show your support this week by engaging with the Journal’s Facebook page by, and the local pages of your own communities. You can find the national 4-H channels on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and Twitter at https://twitter.com/4H.

Take a look at a few facts listed below, or contact the marketing department for assistance crafting a post, and share them to your own social media communities.

Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:

  • Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities,
  • Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors like, and
  • Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in the out-of-school time.

4-H, the largest youth development organization in the world, is a community of seven million young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. In the U.S., 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Overseas, 4-H programs operate throughout more than 50 countries.

Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.

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