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Saguache News – January 16

SLV 4H Meets In Saguache on Jan. 17

When it comes to effective, sustainable – not to mention fun – youth-driven organizations in rural Colorado, 4H still stands tall in the crowd. And the same holds true in Saguache Today with the San Luis Valley 4H Club. So it’s roundup time to see what the local members have been up to and what’s coming up that kids can get involved with.

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The competition was fun and fierce at the recent San Luis Valley 4H Robotics Table Clear contest. Photo: SLV 4H Facebook Page.

Earlier this month, the SLV 4-Her Kristine Hoffner competed at Western National Roundup in Denver, and the local SLV 4H Club hosted a robotics challenge. This group doesn’t let any grass grow under their feet! Shout out to Kristine, whose team placed 4th. Also, congrats to Ivhan and Damion who got first in the Robotics Table Clear contest!

Upcoming Council Meeting

The next upcoming council meeting for the Saguache County Council will be held tomorrow, January 17 at 4:45 p.m. at Mountain Valley School. The 4-H leadership councils are a great opportunity for youth from around the Valley to meet other 4-Hers and get leadership and real life experience. Councils do community service, plan outreach events and do fundraising to pay for 4-H costs like attending camp. Kids who regularly attend council meetings and help at 4-H events can apply for camp reimbursements. Youth also get special raffle tickets for each council meeting and event they attend. All 4-Hers are encouraged to participate.

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As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. MORE INFO.

 For readers unfamiliar with this national youth development program,  4-H teaches kids life skills through partnerships with caring adults. The program is a cooperative effort between Colorado State University Extension and Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. For more information on the 4-H program visit their website or contact the San Luis Valley Extension office at 719-852-7381 or slv4H@colostate.edu.

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Latest News – January 4

San Luis Valley 4-H Needs Adult Volunteers 

The San Luis Valley 4-H youth development program is looking for adults to share their knowledge as volunteers. 4-h_Club-290x300These volunteers will leverage their experiences and interests to help youth build life skills in various subject areas.

“Volunteers are essential to help youth make the most of the wide variety of learning experiences they are presented with in 4-H,” said Amy Henschen, 4-H Extension Agent with Colorado State University. “We are currently looking for adults to serve as project leaders or help with workshops and school programming so we can better serve youth in the Valley.”

As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. MORE INFO.

As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. MORE INFO.

Volunteering with 4-H is an opportunity for people to share their personal interests by demonstrating expertise in subjects as varied as robotics, food and nutrition, public speaking, agricultural science, shooting sports and more. A person doesn’t have to have a degree in a specific field to become a volunteer in the 4-H program. Instead, they just need a passion for working with children and an interest in a certain area.

Adults can choose to serve as project leaders, helping kids enrolled in specific areas learn and complete their project requirements, or as area activity leaders, helping at specific workshops or school programs. Project leaders are needed in a variety of areas, including shooting sports, cake decorating, sewing, rabbit, cooking, outdoor adventure, and photography. The program is also seeking adults to be activity leaders at upcoming outdoor adventure, photography and horticulture workshops.

4-H Volunteers help youth develop leadership, communication, teamwork and citizenship skills and form friendships with youth from all over the state.

4-H Volunteers help youth develop leadership, communication, teamwork and citizenship skills and form friendships with youth from all over the state.

Volunteer opportunities also exist outside of these specific focus areas. The 4-H program is flexible with finding opportunities that match the skill sets and meet the needs of interested adults. Training and support will be provided by the San Luis Valley Extension office. Volunteers must pass a background check.

For more information on serving as a volunteer with the 4-H youth development program contact the San Luis Valley Extension office at 719-852-7381 or slv4H@colostate.edu. 4-H is a national program that teaches kids life skills through partnerships with caring adults. The program is a cooperative effort between Colorado State University Extension and Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.