Did you know that October 7-13 is National 4-H week? Well if you didn’t know, now you know. At the one and only Mighty 1290 we had the privilege to have a few special guests in the studio Saturday morning. A few of our fellow 4-H’ers came in the studio to remind the community of the grand contributions and the importance that 4-H has in our youth.
According to the 4-H organization recent findings from Tufts University’s 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities 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.
4-H youth are a 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.
4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H’s of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.
H ead, critical thinking, problem solving;
H eart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
H ands, serving others; and
H ealth, choosing healthy lifestyles.