4-H Week refreshes enrollments

A state 4-H leader says National 4-H Week reinvigorates students and volunteers for a year of learning.

Julie Chapin, head of Michigan 4-H, tells Brownfield the fall marks the enrollment period for youth.

“For each of more than county fairs, that’s our opportunity to highlight the learning kids have done in a year, but the projects are where young people get to try on new skills, explore new interest areas, learn those life skills,” she says.

She says the organization encourages hands-on experiences.

“We see a lot of interest right now in some of the work we’re doing in science education, science technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. We use a STEAM acronym as opposed to STEM,” she shares.

Chapin says recognition activities are planned across local communities, states, and at the national level as part of this week.

Photo courtesy of MSU.

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