To help promote 4-H and celebrate 4-H Alberta’s centennial, County Best Blog is doing a ‘4-H Friday’ blog post on the last Friday of each month for all of 2017. Showcasing stories and life lessons from its former and current 4-H Alberta members.
A 4-H Memory
Trying to pick just one 4-H memory is hard. I got to be in 4-H for 9 years, so there is lots of memories there. I think one of my favorite times was when our club went caroling to all the seniors in our community. We had to drive a long ways between houses so we took our school bus and for some reason that was one of the days I looked forward to throughout the year. Maybe it was the smiling faces of the people we went caroling to, or maybe it was just because it was Christmas time. Either way it was one of my favorite parts of the year.
Personal Appreciation of the 4-H Program
I have a great love for the 4-H program. It teaches kids responsibility, and life skills that they need later in life. The part that most kids in 4-H hate is the speak offs, but I think that this is the best thing for them. Going into my first job interview had me nervous enough, but because I did good in speak offs I was a bit more prepared for the questions they asked. Or at least my brain was able to put thoughts into sentences. If I didn’t have public speaking experience that would have been a lot harder. Also for a couple of years I got to be the treasurer for the club. That taught me how to write a check, and how to balance my bank book. Simple things really, but they don’t teach stuff like that in school. There is just so many real life things that 4-H teaches. It is a great program, and I hope to be able to put my kids into it.
Huge thanks to Janay for helping promote 4-H and the many years that she has dedicated to the 4-H program!
Be sure to check out the official website for 4-H Alberta’s centennial celebrations. Also, please consider donating to their ‘$100 for 100 years campaign’. It’s a wonderful organization that’s so deserving of our support!
4-H Alberta celebrates 100 years
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