BROOKINGS, S.D. — 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. South Dakota 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 agriculture, health & wellness, leadership, and science.
South Dakota 4-H will be continuing efforts to Inspire Kids to Do by empowering 4-H members, clubs and counties to participate in the following ‘days of doing’. Groups and members are encouraged to utilize their own interpretive creativity on how they will be inspired to do for each of the ‘days of doing’ and as always should wear their 4-H attire when participating.
- Monday, October 6th – Inspired to Serve – #InspiredToServe
- Tuesday, October 7th – Inspired to go GREEN! – #InspiredToGoGREEN
- Wednesday, October 8th – Inspired to Lead – #InspiredToLead
- Thursday, October 9th – Inspired to Grow – #InspiredToGrow
- Friday, October 10th – Inspired to Create – #InspiredToCreate
Finally, participants are asked to promote their efforts on social media utilizing the assigned hashtags and by tagging South Dakota 4-H on Facebook (@South Dakota 4-H), Twitter (@SDSUExt4H), and Instagram (@sdsuext4h).
“From coordinating a statewide service project to generate thousands of shoes for families in need to conducting a local workshop to better understand the challenges their peers face in the mental health arena, our 4-H youth continue to inspire us with their leadership,” said Dr. Timothy Tanner, SDSU Extension State 4-H Program Director. “From projects large to small, 4-H is a place for all youth who are ‘inspired to do.’”
In South Dakota, more than 9,200 4-H youth and 2,500 youth and adult volunteers from across the state are involved in impactful 4 H and youth efforts.
To learn more about how you can make an impact with South Dakota 4-H, visit https://extension.sdstate.edu/south-dakota-4-h.
About South Dakota 4-H:
SDSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is a partnership of federal (USDA), state (land-grant university) and county resources through youth outreach activities of SDSU Extension. Youth learn and experience leadership, health and wellness, and science and agriculture through a network of professional staff and volunteers reaching more than 9,000 enrolled members with yearly programming efforts to an additional 35,000 youth participants.
— SDSU Extension
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