2020 National 4-H Week

2020 National 4-H Week

2020 National 4-H Week is October 4-10

Polk County 4-H is part of America’s largest youth development organization where collectively we empower nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. At Polk County 4-H we offer youth research-based experiences that include a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity. Our programs encourage youth to build leadership, citizenship, communication, and life skills while giving them a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

Last year, Polk County 4-H served nearly 3,000 youth through:

  • 4-H and Clover Kids Clubs: 
  • Afterschool programs
  • Summer camps
  • Leadership conferences and retreats

As we celebrate National 4-H Week October 4-10, Polk County 4-H is excited to participate in the Give.Grow.Iowa 4-H campaign on October 6. Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H is a 24-hour online event mobilizing current and past 4-H’ers, their families, and the community to raise awareness and financial support. We hope to engage 4-H alumni from all over Polk County and the state, and have fun promoting 4-H experiences through social media. 

Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun on October 6. There are several ways to participate:

  • Wear green on Tuesday, October 6
  • Use #GrowIowa4H on social media, sharing 4-H memories and old photos
  • Give any amount to Polk County 4-H (or other4-H  programs) 

All the money raised from Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H will go directly back to local 4-H programming. In Polk County funds will help to support innovative experiences like our Virtual Summer Camps series, Mindful Teen workshops, or career exploration activities; allow us to offer scholarships and financial support to youth in need; provide materials and supplies; and much more!

In addition to donating to the local Polk County 4-H program, participants can give specifically to one of the four Iowa 4-H priority areas: Communication & the Arts, Healthy Living, Leadership & Civic Engagement and STEM. 

For more information on how to get your youth involved in 4-H or the Give. Grow. Iowa 4-H, please visit www.extension.iastate.edu/polk/4h 

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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