National 4-H Week is October 7-13, 2012, and Butte County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. During the week of October 7-13th, 4-H youth will connect with the community by having window displays in various location in our County
Recent findings from Tufts University's 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-H'ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities. In Butte County, almost 500 4-H members and 225 volunteers are involved in 4‑H.
Also during National 4-H Week, hundreds of thousands of youth from all around the nation will complete a single, innovative experiment on 4-H National Youth Science Day. The 2012 National Science Experiment, 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.
4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at 4-H.org/revolution, or contact the Butte County 4-H office at University Cooperative Extension, Butte County at 530-538-7201 or cebuute.ucdavis.edu.
Contact: Nick Bertagna, Butte county 4-H Youth Development Program Representative
530-538-7201 or cebutte.ucdavis.edu