Johnson County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week

| September 30, 2013
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More than 6-Million young people across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which occurs annually during the first full week of October. Johnson County 4-H members celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the young people in 4-H that work each day to make a positive impact on their community. Johnson County members will be wearing green on October 9th to show their support for the organization that promotes a community of young people across America. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development shows that young people in 4-H are four times more likely to contribute to their communities, two times more likely to pursue health behaviors and two times more likely to engage in science, technology, engineering and math programs outside of school time. In Johnson County more than 2,634 members and 229 volunteers are involved in 4-H. Programs are implemented by the 109 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local extension offices across the country and extends across seas to more than 50 countries.

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