What is your definition of a leader? Harvey County 4-H gives youth a unique opportunity to discover what leadership means to them. Youth ages 13-18 have the opportunity to be a part of two leadership based 4-H groups in Harvey County, Junior Leaders and 4-H Ambassadors. Continue reading “Teen Leadership Groups”
Summer has come to an end and school is back in session. The stores are lined with the usual bins of glue sticks and markers, but you may notice another item on the school supply shelves this year; fidget spinners. Continue reading “Fidget Spinners: Friend or Foe”
Our office has been bustling this week. Summer camp registrations are pouring in, we are finalizing changes for the county fair, and making plans for upcoming 4-H project meetings. It has been so busy that we almost didn’t realize- summer has arrived! Continue reading “4-H Empowers Youth”
Mental Health seems to be in the news a lot lately, well that is because it is Mental Health Awareness month. It is more common than we think, yet we never talk about it. What is more common than we think is teen’s mental health and how it goes unrecognized.
A teenager’s brain is complicated due to them developing. Continue reading “Mental Health of Teens”
The Youth Veggie Garden Project is a free program for all youth in Harvey County who have completed kindergarten through 4th grade. Each youth participant receives several free plants and seeds to grow throughout the summer. After growing these plants, participants have the option of entering plants in the Harvey County Fair for display. All entries are judged on a participation basis. Continue reading “Youth Veggie Garden Project”
One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to visit local 4-H Community Club meetings. We have seven of these clubs in Harvey County. Two that I visited this month were the Sedgwick Sunflowers 4-H Club and Burrton 4-H Club.
If you have been involved with 4-H, you probably know that most of these meetings start out similarly. A president and secretary sit at the front of a meeting room, Continue reading “Empowering Youth”