January 27, 2020

News Release

For Immediate Release

EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the media may contact Jeannette Rea Keywood, Rutgers 4‑H Youth Development by phone at 609-827-0199 or by email at reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu.

4-H to Host Discover the Leader in You! Leadership Conference on February 1

4‑H members representing eight counties will be participating in the Discover the Leader in You! 4‑H Conference scheduled for February 1 in Atlantic County. Registration for the 4‑H Leadership Conference scheduled for March 21 at the Ted Blum 4‑H Center in Bridgewater (Somerset County) will be open until March 2.

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 1 include:

Atlantic County - Stephen Farrell, Bailey Passalaqua, and Cadence Spilker
Burlington County - Olivia Dragan and Nathanael Meyers
Cape May - Rebecca Arcuri, Eddie Hoover, Autumn Richards, Diego Roman, and Iadiel Torres
Cumberland County - Joey Sumpter
Mercer County - Vikhyar Ginjupally and Rishi Horaginamani
Monmouth County - Olivia Garcia
Ocean County - Michael Thomas
Salem County - Annabelle Cobb

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 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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