Cherokee County 4-H will be observing National 4-H Week from October 7-13th. Several activities have been planned.
Friday, Oct 5th - 4-H will host Cherokee Chamber Coffee
Monday, Oct 8th - Listen to KCHE for 4-H Trivia and prizes
Tuesday, Oct 9th - Thank a Leader/Volunteer Day - Be sure to thank your leader in a special way with a tray of treats, flowers, etc.
Which club can come up with the most unique idea?
Wednesday, Oct 10th - I Bleed Green Day--wear your green 4-H shirt to school
Thursday, Oct 11th - National Science Day - Help your science teacher
Friday, Oct 12th - Cy Friday Tailgate Party--CY supports 4-H--stop by the Extension Office and have a cup of coffee, punch, and a treat during office hours.
Saturday, Oct 13th - 4-H Foundation Grilling Fundraiser at Fareway parking lot Hy-Vee will be sponsoring their "coupon fundraising" for 4-H during the week of Oct. 16-22nd.
Watch for the coupon in the Area Advertiser. All you need to do is clip it and present it to the cashier when you check out. The cashier will fill it out and HyVee will donate a percentage of your total grocery bill to Cherokee County 4-H. There is no cost to you.
4-H is a powerful vehicle for helping kids develop competence, confidence, character, and compassion for others as evidenced by research conducted by Tufts University. The study also revealed that kids who participated in 4-H were 3.5 times more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities.
Through 4-H, youth have the opportunity to work with caring, committed adult volunteers. These opportunities for positive youth development, reduce the likelihood of youth to engage in risky behaviors such as underage drinking, smoking, bullying, and vandalism. The 4-H promise to kids and parents is: Fun, Friends, Choices, Great Trips, and Events. A safe place to learn and do new things, Leadership, Citizenship, Communication skills, Service opportunities, Scholarship opportunities, adults who care, and hands-on experiences.
Is it worth it?
For more information about joining 4-H, contact ISU Extension and Outreach, Cherokee County, 209 Centennial Dr., Ste A, Cherokee, IA 51012 or by calling Brenda Medick, County 4-H & Youth Coordinator, 712-225-6196.