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Union County Youth to Celebrate National 4-H Week

Posted on 10/04/19

Union County Youth to Celebrate
National 4-H Week

The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week! Millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. Union County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences 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 health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country, from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities, are encouraged to accept proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.

Union County 4-H will begin National 4-H Week by recognizing 4-Hers who were inducted into the NC 4-H Honor Club this summer and inducted as district teen officers at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on October 7.

On October 10, Union County 4-H will host a 4-H Robotics mini-workshop at the Union County Agricultural Center to introduce youth between the ages of 9 to 12 years old to robotics and coding in a fun way. The goal is to encourage them to participate in the highly anticipated robotics SPIN club coming in a few weeks.

Throughout the week, the program will collect food items to collect for the Union County Community Shelter’s food boxes. Those items include: dried beans, rice, hamburger helper, mac n cheese, canned items, instant mashed potatoes, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, jelly, peanut butter, oatmeal, grits, cereal, and ramen noodles. We will take items to their office on Friday, October 11.

One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week every year is 4-H National Youth Science Day, which sees hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation taking part in the world’s largest youth-led STEM challenge. The exciting theme for this year’s challenge is Game Changers, which will run throughout October. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, Game Changers will teach kids coding skills through fun exercises including gaming, puzzles and physical activity. This event will occur throughout the month of October at the City of Monroe’s Parks & Recreation Community Centers.

The week will conclude on October 12 from 8 am to 12 pm with a 4-H Pop Up at the Monroe Tractor Supply to pass out goodies and share information about the program.

To learn more, contact the local 4-H office at 704.283.3735 or 704.283.3740.