Oct 21, 2019
Lori Warchuck, 4-H Program Coordinator
The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do

TITLE:  National 4-H Week October 6-12, 2019

St. Clair County Michigan -  The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. St. Clair County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how
4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country  ̶  from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities  ̶  are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career. 

Clubs in St. Clair County have created promotional displays at local businesses with information about their club.  An Open House was held at Goodells County Park with more than 200 youth and parents being introduced to several clubs and all kinds of opportunities for them to try.

Youth that participate in 4-H learn critical life skills, it’s not about winning ribbons but what is learned on the journey.  Youth also serve as an officer in their club which gives 4-H youth the opportunity to run meetings, make financial discussions and have productive conversations to come to an agreement. 

Popular 4-H projects are robotics and shooting sports.  Youth can sample a few of the many 4-H projects offered in their club or decide to work in one area with the goal of mastering that project area. 

In St. Clair County more than 800 4-H youth and 270 volunteers from the community are involved in 4 H.  For more information about your local 4-H Program contact Lori Warchuck, 4-H Program Coordinator at (810) 989-6935 or lwarchuck@stclaircounty.org

One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is 4-H National Youth Science Day, which sees hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation taking part in the world’s largest youth-led STEM challenge. The exciting theme for this year’s challenge is Game Changers, which will run throughout October. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, Game Changers will teach kids coding skills through fun exercises including gaming, puzzles and physical activity.

To learn more about how you can get involved, visit http://www.4-h.org/.