The 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world. This is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of caring adults. The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:
•Provide informal, educational programs for youth in grades K–13 (one year out of high school).
•Encourage responsibility, community awareness and character development in youth.
•Strengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training.
•Improve community partnerships and collaborations.
Congratulations to these qualifying Somerset County 4-H’ers who participated in the State 4-H Public Presentations Contest: Dale Brochinsky, Teresa Buzzoni, Delaney Carone, Roshni Dhanaseakar, Benjamin Fernandez, Abigail Johnston, Lauren Lang, Anthony Leone, Kate McHale, Robert Mente, Krishna Mody, Natasha Mody, Alex Niewiadomski, Kinga Niewiadomski, Amrita Pal, Katharine Parsons, Eliza Rothenburger, Veronica Soto and Jason Strauss.
State Outstanding Presenter Awards for Somerset County went to: Teresa Buzzoni, Delaney Carone, Benjamin Fernandez, Anthony Leone and Kate McHale.
Over 125 4-H members from throughout the state took part in this event, which offers qualified 4-H members an advanced Public Speaking experience. To qualify for this State 4-H Event, 4-H members must be in the 8th-13th grade and have received an excellent rating at their County 4-H Public Speaking Contest.