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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 31, 2014

4-H youth join the rank of leaders

May 19, 2014
Photo by: Washington County 4-H The Toobez Building Challenge was one leadership activity that demonstrated how there are ways to overcome communication challenges. 4-H members Emily Hora, Maggie Baker, Jack Carter, Gabe Greiner, and Lindsey Palmer worked to give blindfolded Makenzi Marek directions for building.

The future looks bright for Washington County 4-H as 10 ninth- through 11th-grade members have taken the next step in their 4-H leadership journey with the start of Leadership Development. This group is made of high school students wanting to develop and utilize their leadership skills in different ways.

They will meet for four months, focusing on special leadership topics, work hand-in-hand with the current county council and ELITE project teams and also complete a group community service project. At their first meeting in April, they focused on the definition of leadership and identifying those skills through several hands-on activities. In May they were challenged again with team-building activities and the topic of how to be assertive in positive ways.

4-H is a youth development program for students wanting to develop leadership skills. For more information regarding Leadership Development or the Washington County 4-H program contact the Extension Office at 319-653-4811.

 

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