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Did you know …

• 4-H is the largest youth group in the world.

• 4-H is for boys and girls ages 5-19.

• 4-H is for everyone - not just for those who live on farms.

• There are more than 200 different projects youth can enroll in.

• You don’t need to own an animal to participate in the animal projects.

• In 4-H, youth “learn by doing.”

• There are 4-H community clubs (ages 8-19), a countywide Cloverbud group (ages 5-7) and special interest clubs/groups in Bureau County, and you can start a club in your neighborhood or community.

• 4-H is fun and educational.

• 4-H exposes youth to a variety of career possibilities.

• 4-H provides the necessary life skills that employers look for.

• More than 2,000 youth in Bureau County participate in a variety of 4-H programs during the program year.

• More than 600 adult and youth volunteers assist in the delivery of the Bureau County 4-H program.

• In the United States of America more than 6 1/2 million youth participate in 4-H.

• 4-H expands a youth’s social circle by meeting new people from throughout the county, the state and the world.

• 4-H builds confidence and self-esteem.

• 4-H develops leadership skills.

• 4-H is a family-oriented program.

• 4-H provides positive and fun activities for youth to occupy their spare time and to supplement structured/formal goals.

• 4-H provides the opportunity for youth to feel a sense of belonging, develop independence, practice generosity and experience mastery.

• Some of the most popular 4-H projects in Bureau County include visual arts, food and nutrition, natural resources, photography, clothing and textiles, intercultural and animal projects.

• 4-H alumni include Rep. David Leitch, Neil Kastor, Johnny Carson, Orville Redenbacher, Reba McEntire and many, many more.

• Businesses and individuals throughout the county help support the 4-H program and the 4-H Fair.

• The 4-H Fair is July 25-28 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds.

• Thousands of exhibits, prepared by local youth, will be showcased at the Bureau County 4-H Fair.

• The 4-H Fair is open to the public; there is no cost to attend.

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