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Every child is a success story waiting to begin. And all of us can get involved to make this happen. 4-H is an organization devoted to helping kids grow life skills and recognizing them for their accomplishments. Every child is a winner in 4-H. The best way for children to believe they are winners is to see themselves winning. We are proud of our 4-H members and their accomplishments. We are happy to provide experiences for youth to have the opportunity to be winners - in 4-H and life. Online enrollment and fees due May 1. We invite youth, adults, organizations and businesses to join us in making kids successful. Your support helps plant the seeds of success in children. Give to grow 4-H.

Anytime learning

Where else but 4-H can youth learn about everything from sewing a quilt, decorating a t-shirt, growing plants, learning about savings and spending, to raising broilers, cake decorating, baking, coding AND more. 4-H families received the flyer for the 2019 4-H Anytime Learning activities and workshops. It’s always a good time to grow and learn something new! Online registration deadline is April 15.

Quilting classes kick off anytime learning

We kick off the 4-H workshops season with “Log Cabin Boxes” pillow and quilt classes on Saturday, March 23. Instructors, Jill & Taylor, will help participants start on these textile projects. Morning session features the pillow with the afternoon session for older youth starting your quilt. Register online by March 15.

Public 4-H public speaking

Public speaking is a skill for all ages, easier if learned at a young age. 4-H offers many opportunities for youth to utilize this skill. In preparation for our County Public Speaking Contest, we are pleased to host the Harvey family presenting a 4-H Public Speaking Workshop on Sunday, March 24. Youth of all ages are invited, 3:00 pm, Extension office. The Harvey 4-H youth have many hours of public speaking between them - and happy to share their skills to help other youth become successful. Register online by March 18.

The County Public Speaking Contest will be Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m. at the Extension Office. 4-H youth are invited to prepare and present a Radio Public Service Announcement and/or an original 4-H speech. We look forward to an exciting contest each year with division winners advancing to the Regional Contest in Lincoln.

 Extension summer internship

What does an Extension career look like? We will hire a summer intern, preferably a high school graduate or college student; applications due March 15.

 Scholarships to high school seniors

Seniors who will extend your learning into college classes, note that many scholarships have an application deadline of March 15. A career ready person capitalizes on personal strengths, talents, education and experiences to bring value to the workplace and the community through his/her performance, skills, diligence, ethics and responsible behavior. Good luck to all seniors!

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