Harvey County

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Children’s Book Day

April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day and is also Hans Christian Anderson’s Birthday. Each year a different country sponsors the event and picks a theme for that day. Last year was Russia and the theme was “Let Us Grow with the Book”.

I think this is a great day to not only read to your children, but to teach them about different cultures. You could explain that Russia is sponsoring this event and give some brief insight to who Russia even is and where they are.

Bringing culture into your growing child helps their prospective of the world broaden and for them to be more aware of different people/things. By doing this your child can grow as a person and when older they will be able respect the people that are different than themselves.

Also reading to your child is a great thing! Sometimes it takes a while, but that is how picture books are set up. They are set up to let your child look at the pictures and use their imagination while you are reading; hence all the questions they ask as you are reading. As they get older and read books with fewer pictures, they use their imagination in a different way and actually picture the pictures! It is amazing isn’t it?

So remember Sunday April 2nd, read to your child for International Children’s Book Day! It will not only let you bond with your child, but it will help them grow!

Teen Leadership Groups

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”

Mental Health of Teens

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”

Youth Veggie Garden Project


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”

Empowering Youth

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”

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