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Applications are now being accepted by National 4-H Council for the annual Youth in Action award, to be presented at the 4-H Legacy Awards Gala in New York City in April. The award is open to 4-H youth and alumni ages 16-21. Applicants should have led a project, service or event that:
Idenfied a problem in their community
Included 4-H as part of the solution, and
Made an impact in resolving the issue.
Connecticut 4-H Communications Day
Saturday, March 8, 2014
UConn Greater Hartford Campus
Includes 4-H Public Presentation Finals, 4-H Video Contest and 4-H Poster Contest
2014 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest
Essays are due to the State 4-H
Office by February 3, 2014. The
winning essay at the state level
will be submitted for judging at the
National Essay Contest
Connecticut 4-H: a great place to learn new things
What’s in it for young people?
When you join 4-H, you choose what interests you. Here are some examples of hands-on opportunities:
• exploring the environment and nature
• growing your own food with all types of gardens
• learning about technology and robotics
• developing photography or drama skills
• caring for animals
You can be part of a club, be an individual member, attend 4-H Camp, go on a field trip or show off your new skills at a 4-H Fair. In the process, you meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world.
Adults like it, too!
Our adult 4-H volunteers enjoy working with young people to gain their full potential. Depending on the talents and time you can contribute, we have a place for you in:
• individual events
• short-term or long term projects with national curriculums
• on-going group activities
• committee membership
You’ll get plenty of training and support from the Connecticut Cooperative Extension Staff and recognition, too. You might even learn new skills while seeing youth grow and develop. Get a new worldview.
According to research by Tufts University, 4-H youth are 25% more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities, and 41% less likely to engage in risky/problem behavior. Be part of the 4-H world.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (second from right) visits with Fair Officers at the 2012 Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair.