Fifty Iowa 4-H'ers have been selected to receive state 4-H project awards in 2013. More than 130 4-H youth applied for the awards this year, which are given to youth who have demonstrated mastery, leadership, communication and service in a specific project area.
4-H projects cover a wide variety of genres from citizenship to photography, giving 4-H'ers the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in many areas."4-H'ers can choose from one or more project areas that allow them to develop skills and interests in the areas of healthy living, STEM, citizenship and leadership, as well as communication and the arts," says Cayla Taylor, a state 4-H program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Taylor explains that the 4-H'ers completed a rigorous written application and were interviewed, giving the applicants valuable communication experiences. "Achieving a state 4-H project award is a great honor and testament to the 4-H'ers dedication to mastering skills in a project area, while also sharing their knowledge of the project with others through communications, leadership and citizenship opportunities," says Taylor.
The award winners will be recognized at the State 4-H Recognition Awards Presentation held on June 27 at the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference in Ames.
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To learn about 4-H or if you are interested in joining the organization as a member, visit the website. 4-H is a youth development organization serving more than 6.5 million young people. It provides programs with a focus. Turning ideas into action, 4-H youth are becoming everyday heroes who persevere through challenges to leave lasting, positive impacts on their communities. Through the work of caring mentors, 4-H is a positive youth development organization and it is cultivating a growing number of America's youth to lead us in a Revolution of Responsibility. Their commitment challenges us all to join the movement toward meaningful change. For More on the Revolution of Responsibility click on this link.