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Written by Kindra Plumb   

4-H teaches necessary life skills

Today’s youth face multiple challenges daily, and 4-H, the country’s largest youth organization, can help them learn the skills they will need to overcome these challenges.

The 4-H program is a volunteer-led organization that reaches youth through a variety of programs. It provides fun, educational opportunities at the local, state, national and even international levels.

Youth improve their self-confidence, learn subject matter and develop important skills including leadership, citizenship, communication and decision making, all of which they’ll need to compete today and in the future.

Typically, people think 4-H is for children who live in the country, which is not true. There are approximately 14,000 young people from all across Colorado that participate in 4-H. The program welcomes all youth ages 8-18, from both rural and urban settings. In some counties, including Phillips County, there is a special non-competitive program called Cloverbuds for children ages 5-7.

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Holyoke Enterprise October 3, 2013