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National 4-H Week: October 2-9 - Blog

Taken from Kansas Morning Ag Clips. See full article here.


"Every 4-H alumnus has a story. It could be how they learned to win graciously. Or, even lose graciously. How they helped their community; how they were empowered by those around them. While their individual stories may vary, what all 4-H alumni share is the life skills they gained from the nation’s largest youth organization, an organization still empowering youth with life skills today.

October 2 kicks off National 4-H Week, and 4-H is asking its alumni to share their stories online through the 4-H website or through the social media hashtag #4HGrown. Whether you showed animals, gardened, sewed or baked, 4-H wants to hear how you grew within the organization.

“We have a network of successful alumni who are leaders in their organizations and communities, and we want to hear from them,” says Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “4-H taught our alumni compassion, respect and the value of hard work. Now, we want them to share their stories with future 4-H’ers and help pass along that tradition to today’s young leaders.”

Alumni interested in sharing their stories can do so in several different ways. They should first visit to share their story. Alumni can also share their photos and stories via social media channels using the hashtag #4HGrown.

“4-H is the organization it is today because of our alumni,” adds Sirangelo. “We love hearing the stories they have from their experiences in 4-H; we hope that they’ll share those experiences with others and help spread the word that 4-H helps to grow true leaders.”

Sharing alumni stories is just one way to celebrate during National 4-H week. In communities, nationwide, current 4-H members and volunteers are also showcasing what 4-H is today and the life skills the organization continues to deliver to tomorrow’s leaders. Alumni are encouraged to participate in their local club, community and state activities as well."

Check back for 4-H stories throughout the week from Tyree Ag employees!