October 2, 2020

News Release

For Immediate Release

EDITOR'S NOTE: national 4-H week logoMembers 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.

Fun, Friends and Learning - Join 4‑H!

Looking for fun, friendship and new experiences? New Jersey 4‑H members and adult volunteer leaders are celebrating National 4‑H Week, October 4–10 and they welcome all parents and youth in grades K–13 to join 4‑H, a youth development program of informal, practical, fun, and learn-by-doing experiences.

4‑H stands for “Head, Heart, Hands and Health.” 4‑H Club work is based on the philosophy of helping youth grow through learning practical skills. Service to others, leadership, and forming good habits that develop healthy bodies and minds are some of the goals of 4‑H.

“4‑H is an exciting world of learning opportunities and new experience including projects, friends, virtual clubs, webinars, camps, educational programs, 4‑H From Home, activity kits, and much more. 4‑H is one of the best experiences your child and you can have!” says Jeannette Rea Keywood, Department of 4‑H Youth Development, Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

4‑H membership is free and is open to all boys and girls without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. 4‑H programs are cooperatively sponsored by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

For more information on how to become involved as a volunteer 4‑H leader, call or email the 4‑H office in the county in which you live or visit the New Jersey 4‑H website at www.nj4h.rutgers.edu

The 4‑H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension. 4‑H programs are open to all boys and girls in grades K–13 (one year out of high school) on an age-appropriate basis without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, and any other category protected by law.

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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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