February 12, 2018

News Release

For Immediate Release

Jeannette Rea-Keywood
Rutgers New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension
Phone: 609-827-0199
e-mail: reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu

4‑H to Host Discover the Leader in You! Leadership Conference

4‑H members representing seven counties will be participating in the Discover the Leader in You! 4‑H Conference scheduled for February 17 in Gloucester County. Registration for the 4‑H Leadership Conference scheduled for March 17 at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County in Freehold will be accepted until March 1.

In today's world, human productivity and success are a result of leadership skills and abilities. Leadership is an essential life skill to develop in both youth. Although every young person has some leadership potential, the skills necessary to be a leader do not necessarily develop in the natural course of life.

The Discover the Leader in You! 4‑H Leadership Conference will provide an opportunity for middle school age youth to learn about and develop leadership knowledge and skills through large and small group interactive workshops, and hands-on activities. In addition, conference participants will meet 4‑H'ers from across New Jersey; make new friends and gain valuable life skills including understanding self, communicating, getting along with others, decision making, and working with groups.

4‑H members participating in the Discover the Leader in You! 4‑H Leadership Conference on February 17 include:

  1. Burlington County - Zachary Lewis
  2. Camden County - Mirsab Milhan
  3. Cape May - Elizabeth Schalick
  4. Cumberland County - Emma Cohen
  5. Gloucester County - Kielee DeJesus, Kate Hiller, Kandence Holston, Callie Smith, and Caroline Wisniewski
  6. Salem County - Marina Errera and Isabella Wansleeben
  7. Somerset County - Hannah Golden

The 4‑H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension. 4‑H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law.

For more information about the New Jersey 4‑H Youth Development Program visit the website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu or contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood, State 4‑H Agent at reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu. Like us on Facebook - New Jersey 4‑H

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Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an qual opportunity program provider and employer.

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