4-H new leader training Nov. 9

4-hTillamook County 4-H is seeking adult volunteers to work with young people enrolled in the program.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend an informational program on becoming a 4-H leader Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 pm – 9 pm at the OSU Extension Service, 22204 Fourth Street in Tillamook. This program is required for all new 4-H leaders.

“We need people who have an interest in spending time with young people and who want to learn alongside them,” says Nancy Kershaw, Extension 4-H youth agent in Tillamook County.

Though the program is seeking people to help provide guidance to 4-H activities in general, people with specific skills and interests are also needed. Those with photography, gardening, sewing, livestock, and cooking skills are sought, says Kershaw. Although 4-H clubs can be formed around most any topic an adult would like to share with youth through the 4-H program.

Currently, about 400 young people are enrolled in the county’s program. They are involved in a variety of activities and projects. Already this year there are youth inquiring about learning to sew, cook and/or how to care for a livestock animal.

As part of the Oregon State University Extension Service, 4-H is a learn-by-doing program. People interested in helping are encouraged to call Nancy Kershaw or Joy Jones at the OSU Extension Office, 503-842-3433.

Oregon State University Extension Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs, services, activities, and materials on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, genetic information, veteran’s status, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)


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