Anyone that has been involved in 4-H knows the tremendous impact it makes on ones life.

4-H is a positive youth development organization that empowers young people to reach their full potential. A vast community of more than 6 million youth and adults working together for positive change, 4-H enables America’s youth to emerge as leaders through hands-on learning, research-based 4-H youth programs and adult mentorship, in order to give back to their local communities.

Next week from October 2nd through October 8th, is National 4-H Week where prospective 4-H members can learn about 4-H and all the many opportunities. Although many people know 4-H for the raising and competition of farm animals, 4-H members can be interested in many other  projects such as robotics, woodworking, hiking/biking, art and woodworking. You don’t have to live on a farm to be a 4-H member, just a passion and interest in learning new, wonderful things. Listed below are the days, times and locations of 4-H open houses to celebrate the beginning of a new 4-H year.

Volunteers are always in great need in any organization and 4-H is no exception. Just like the members, you don’t have to be an expert in a field, you just have to have the interest to learn and a passion to help kids grow. If this interests you, please attend an open house in your area listed below.

Ada County:
Monday, October 3, 2011
5:00pm — 8:00pm
5880 Glenwood St., Boise, Idaho 83714
(On the corner of Marigold and Glenwood, next to Hawks Stadium)

Payette County:
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Payette County Fairgrounds

Canyon County:
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
4:00pm — 7:00pm
Memorial Park Band Shell, Caldwell, Idaho
(On the corner of Kimball and Grant)

Here are some 4-H links for further information:
State of Idaho 4-H Website
National 4-H Website
Ada County 4-H Extension Office
Canyon County 4-H Extension Office
Payette County 4-H Extension Office
National 4-H on Facebook and Twitter
4-H/FFA Showmanship Award Program
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