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Tyler County Youth to Mark National 4-H Week

By Staff | Oct 5, 2021

For the 79th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Tyler County 4-H will mark this week 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. This year’s theme is “Find Your Spark”. Tyler County 4-H Alumni shared what “sparked” their interest in the 4-H program:

“My grandma sparked my interest in 4-H” Jennifer Baker Shively

“4-H sparked my interest in learning about agriculture. It was also a gateway to making new friends when moving to a new area.” Nate Bolin

“…getting together with other kids in the community and learning new skills and leadership roles” Joe-Eva Myers

“4-H gave me room to grow and make new friends. I learned new experiences and interests while maintaining past and current relationships.” Becky Wright

4-H alumni around the country are always the first to acknowledge the significant positive impact 4-H had on them as young people; the opportunities and experiences that 4-H provides youth empowers them to become true leaders. In fact, research has shown that young people in 4-H are almost four times as likely to contribute to their communities, and are twice as likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs in their free time.

In Tyler County, more than 60 4-H youth and 21 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H. Our Tyler County youth will celebrate National 4-H Week by wearing 4-H shirts to school to show their 4-H pride. We also have some education events planned. Every Tuesday in October Tyler County 4-H will be hosting a Mars Base Camp program and every Thursday, a class called Getting Experience in Mindfulness will be held. Both classes will be after school and youth can register by calling the office or visiting https://4h.zsuite.org/

On October 9th, Tyler County 4-H will be hosting an ATV Safety Riders Course for youth age 14 and up. Space is limited for this program and youth can register by calling the office at 304-758-2101 or registering at https://4h.zsuite.org/

Stop out at the WVU Extension Office in Middlebourne on October 12th from 6-7 pm to meet our 4-H Leaders and register for the upcoming 4-H year. Refreshments will be served and youth will get a chance to win a door prize! All youth that register for 4-H during our 4-H enrollment kickoff, October 1st – 31st , will receive a free t-shirt