Delaware County is celebrating National 4-H Week.
County Youth Coordinator Kenzie Griffin says 4-H is the largest youth development organization in America, with groups in every county in Iowa and every state in the country.
Delaware County has a strong 4-H program, with the third-largest enrollment in the state. There are fifteen 4-H clubs scattered throughout Delaware County, with over 400 members, more than 200 volunteers and over 50 Clover Kids.
Lexi Krogmann and Grace Rowan are two of Delaware County’s 4-H members. Krogmann is a senior at Starmont and a member of the Coffins Grove 4-H Club and Rowan is a junior at Maquoketa Valley and a member of the Milo Livestock 4-H Club.
And they both encourage other kids to join 4-H too.
4-H is open to any boys and girls in 4th through 12th grade – and Clover Kids is open to any kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade. They can join any time of the year, but will gain the most benefit by joining before December 1st. You can reach out to Delaware County’s ISU Extension and Outreach Office at 927-4201 for more information.
And keep your eye out for the few different ways that Delaware County is celebrating National 4-H Week this week.
And all 4-H members, volunteers and supporters are encouraged to show your 4-H spirit by wearing green today – and be sure to snap your photo and share it on social media with the hashtag #wearGREENwednesday.
photos courtesy of Delaware County 4-H