In Camden County more than 46 4-H youth and16 volunteers from the community are involved in 4‑H.

For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October.

Camden County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by show casing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

In Camden County more than 46 4-H youth and16 volunteers from the community are involved in 4‑H.

“The Camden County 4-H program provides an excellent chance for youth to develop leadership, citizenship, and community service opportunities.  These opportunities may include equine, robotics, shootings sports, as well as many other local, regional, and state projects and events.” Said Sam Lower, 4-H Youth Development Specialist.

One of the most anticipated events of National 4-H Week is National Youth Science Day, in which hundreds of thousands of youth across the nation take part in the world’s largest youth-led science challenge.

The theme for this year’s challenge is “Incredible Wearables.” On Oct. 4, youth will use the engineering design process to build a prototype wearable technology that will gather data to help solve a real-world problem. To learn more about National Youth Science Day, visit 4-h.org/nysd.

Missouri 4-H is a community of more than 100,000 youth from across the state learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Members learn by doing under the guidance of adult volunteers who teach projects ranging from aerospace and arts to veterinary science and sport fishing. Clubs also involve children and teens in community service, camping and educational trips.

Research has shown that young people in 4-H are almost four times as likely to contribute to their communities, and are twice as likely to engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in their free time. For more information, visit 4h.missouri.edu.

For information about local 4-H clubs and activities, contact MU Extension in Camden County at 573-346-2644 or camdenco@missouri.edu