Special Month For 4-H

The month of February is Nebraska 4-H Month. Cass County is celebrating the 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community, and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

The Cassgram reports that In Cass County, more than 500 4-H members and 100 volunteers are involved in 4 H.

Recent findings from Tufts University's 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that

4-H'ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities.

Learn how you can join the ‘Revolution of Responsibility’ at 4h.unl.edu or at 4-H.org/revolution, or contact Diane Mayfield, Extension Associate, at University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension in Cass County at 402-267-2205 or cass-county@unl.edu. Cass County’s website is www.cass.unl.edu.

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