Free 4-H Project Night January 21, 2019
Douglas County 4-H is hosting a free Project Night at Northwestern High School on Monday, January 21th from
6:15 – 8:00 pm. All Douglas County families are invited to sample some of the 100+ projects 4-H offers. Volunteers will lead sessions on art, small animals, STEM projects and other activities. Community Club leaders will also be available to answer questions about their clubs. In addition, adults interested in becoming volunteers can attend certification training from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. For more information contact the UW-Extension office at (715) 395-1363
4-H projects are learner-centered and can present their work at the county fair to receive feedback on their project. All fair entries receive a ribbon and a premium of $1 – $3 and youth may enter as many projects as they like, including those done during classes at school. Members can choose 2 clubs and up to 10 projects a year. Community Club dues are $5/year for Grades 4 – 13 and $3/year for K – 3rd.
To join 4-H go to www.4honline.com or call your local Extension Office at 715-395-1363
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development program and is part of the University of Wisconsin. All 4-H programs are research-based. The H’s stand for Head (clear thinking), Heart (belonging), Hands (generosity) and Health (better living). A long-term study by Tufts University has found that 4-H members are:
- Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12)
- Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12)
- Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7)
- Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology programs during out-of-school time (Grades 10 – 12)
- 4-H girls are two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.