DUBUQUE, Iowa — Dubuque County will observe National 4-H Week with the theme Opportunity4ALL. We will be highlighting some of the inspirational 4-H youth in our community who work tirelessly to support each other and their communities. In 4-H, we believe every child should have an equal opportunity to succeed and every child should have the skills they need to make a difference in the world.
“4-H is a great place for youth to learn how to become productive citizens, effective leaders, and successful learners. The 4-H members in Dubuque County value community service projects and try to ‘Make the Best Better’ in their communities,” said Sarah Ludwig, County Youth Coordinator. One of the main projects put on by Dubuque County 4-H Youth Leader’s every year is to raise money for Happy Feet. Happy Feet is a program put on Dubuque County 4-H that provides snow boots to those in need in the County. The Youth Leaders learn the importance of helping others and get to give back to the community.”
Dubuque County 4-H will be celebrating National 4-H Week in many ways. The week will kick off with a scavenger hunt around Dubuque County. 4-H clovers will be hidden around Dubuque County near local businesses and club meeting locations. Those who participate in the scavenger hunt and find the hidden clovers will be given a prize.
Tuesday, October 6th – Iowa 4-H Giving Day. Financial support for Dubuque County 4-H may be given by visiting https://www.iowa4hgivingday.org/organizations/iowa-state-university-extension-and-outreach-dubuque-county
Thursday, October 8th – Dubuque County 4-H will be holding a Facebook Live event – Trivia Night! This is a night for new and current 4-H members, volunteers, and families to participate in trivia questions related to 4-H.
Saturday, October 10 – Clover Kids Fall Fun Fest. This event is open to new and returning members, as well as the public. This event is a chance to learn more about 4-H in Dubuque County, participate in fun fall activities, and meet new people! Visit https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dubuque/4h to learn more about any of the events.
In Dubuque County, more than 500 4-H youth and 100 volunteers from the community are involved in 4H. The Dubuque County 4-H program reaches an additional 3,000 youth through afterschool programs and day camps. Educational enrichment opportunities are provided by partnering with local nonprofit organizations using research-based curriculum focused on STEM, healthy living, communication and the arts, and civic engagement.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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