Youth from every corner of the state gathered on the University of Missouri campus May 31 – June 3 for the 73rd annual State 4-H Congress. Around 200 teens, ages 14-18, participated in a variety of hands-on workshops that fit their interests. The workshops, ranging from science to leadership in focus, were supplemented with experiences at MU Athletics facilities, social activities, and inspirational speakers throughout the event.
Attending from Pike County were: Trenton Haas, Dylan Horstmeier, Madison Horstmeier and Hannah Hortness.
“4-H is about setting your life course on a more positive trajectory,” said Patty Fisher, 4-H Youth Specialist. “State 4-H Congress helps teens develop important life skills, explore careers and make positive new friends from across the state.”
State 4-H Congress delegates also elect 38 peers to represent them on the state’s 4-H council for the coming year.
This council works with faculty from MU and Lincoln University to represent youth and provide a youth voice in the continued development of Missouri 4-H programs.
4-H in Missouri is the youth development arm of MU Extension. About 22,000 Missouri children and youth participate in 4-H clubs, and over 230,000 children and teens in all were reached by Missouri 4-H programs last year. Current research shows that youth involved with
For more information about Missouri 4-H programs, visit http://4h.missouri.edu.