Oct.7-13 is National 4-H Week, and Johnson County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.
During National 4-H Week the 3 Johnson County 4-H clubs in Spring Hill, Prairie Moon 4-H Club, Sharon 4-H Club and Spring Hill Rustlers, will be setting up 4-H displays at Prairie Creek Elementary School, Spring Hill Intermediate School and Spring Hill Middle School.  Informational flyers will be available on the district website under the eBackPack link.
Mayor Mark Squire announced a 4-H Proclamation at the City Council Meeting on September 28th, which local 4-H’ers attended.
Recent findings from Tufts University’s 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-H’ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities.
Also during National 4-H Week, hundreds of thousands of youth from all around the nation will complete a single, innovative experiment on 4-H National Youth Science Day, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The 2012 National Science Experiment, 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, explores how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.
4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. Learn how you can Join the Revolution of Responsibility at 4-H.org/revolution.