2019-01-09 / Community

Carroll Co. 4-H Junior Leaders serve their community

Junior Leaders develop their leadership, citizenship and volunteering life skills as part of the 4-H Junior Leader program.

Last year, the Carroll County 4-H Junior Leaders served their community through 12 service projects and other leadership projects that: • Made a financial impact of $6,262.50 and assisted 16,206 people. (Over 14,000 people were helped due to starting three libraries in Africa.) • Networked with local churches in December to provide toys for 398 kids through the “Toy Store” and distributed 259 Christmas Baskets. • Organized a Fall Party for 50 younger youth and filled 2,400 Easter eggs for local Easter egg hunts. • Taught various 4-H projects to 37 mini 4-H’ers during three mini 4-H workshops.

In addition to learning leadership and citizenship skills through Junior Leader activities, 4-H helps teens become part of the community. As one participant said, “My favorite part of Junior Leaders is helping others.”

To join Junior Leaders, contact the 4-H office. The fun begins each year in September for youth in grades 7 – 12. Join one of the next events such as playing bingo at Carroll Manor on Mon., Jan. 21, and/or Feb. 18, Junior Leaders are inviting veterans and First Responders to join them for a dinner and a program.

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