Brandy E. Brabham
WVU Extension Agent

During the week of October 7 through 13, youth across the nation will be celebrating National 4-H Week.

National 4-H Week is always the first full week in October, because October is the beginning of a new 4-H year.

Currently, there are over 200 youth in Roane County involved in 4-H and 75 youth in Calhoun County involved. One might ask why youth in Calhoun and Roane counties enjoy 4-H so much. To that I would respond, where else can kids learn leadership, citizenship and life skills?

For more than 100 years, 4-H has taught kids the latest knowledge of the nation's land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension System … and made it exciting.

Regardless of 4-H members' interests, the road of discovery takes 4-H'ers to a wealth of skills and invaluable knowledge. Through 4-H clubs, camps and after-school programs, kids participate in fun hands-on learning experiences that prepare them to be successful adults.

There are more than 6.5 million youths who are a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

The 4-H is always looking for new members and 4-H volunteer leaders. To learn about how to join or volunteer in Calhoun or Roane County, visit the West Virginia University Extension Service Office in Calhoun County in the basement of the courthouse or in Roane County in the basement of the library or call us at 354-6332 or 927-0975.

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