Coleman, Texas (September 29, 2021) — Millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week from October 3-9, 2021. This year's theme, Find Your Spark, is a campaign that will encourage you to find what interests them in 4-H, empowering them with the skills they need to succeed in life and career.
Throughout National 4-H Week, Coleman County 4-H will showcase the many ways 4-H helps youth find their spark through hands-on learning experiences, as well as highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.
4-H was founded on the belief that when kids are empowered to pursue their passions and chart their own course, their unique skills grow and take shape, helping them to become true leaders in their lives, careers and communities.
On Monday, September 27, the Coleman County Commissioners Court signed a proclamation recognizing National 4-H Week in Coleman County. Fourteen 4-H members represented the 4-H program on Monday morning.
4-H alumni around the country are always the first to acknowledge the significant positive impact that 4-H had on them as young people. In fact, research has shown that young people in 4-H are nearly four times as likely to contribute to their communities and are twice as likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs during after school time.
In Coleman County, more than sixty 4-H youth and twenty volunteers from the community are involved in 4-‑H.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Learn more about 4-H in Coleman County by calling (325) 625-4519 or stopping by the AgriLife Extension office located on the 2nd floor of the Coleman County Courthouse.
Contact: Michael Palmer, Coleman County Extension Agent-Agriculture, (325) 625-4519 | firstname.lastname@example.org