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4-H Open House Scheduled

Posted 1/8/2009

LAS VEGAS-If you were wondering what 4-H has been doing in southern Nevada, now is your chance to attend University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development program’s annual open house on Friday, February 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is open to all and will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123 (I-215 & Windmill Lane).

During the two-hour open house, various 4-H clubs from around the Las Vegas valley will be demonstrating their rocketry, robotics and small animal programs. Refreshments will be available.

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H began a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. 4-H is the youth development education program of Cooperative Extension. 4-H is also the largest out-of-school youth organization in the United States with over 7 million members.

4-H participants are all youth, ages 5 to 19, taking part in programs provided as the result of actions planned and initiated by Cooperative Extension personnel in cooperation with volunteers. 4-H is characterized as being community centered, volunteer led, extension staff supervised, research based, home and family oriented, publicly and privately funded and responsive to change. It offers youth opportunities in communications, leadership, career development, citizenship, healthy living, science, technology, engineering and math and more.

For more information about the 4-H open house, please contact Tera Robinson at 702-257-5524 or e-mail robinsont@unce.unr.edu.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach arm of the University that extends unbiased, research-based knowledge from the University-and other land-grant universities-to local communities. Educational programs are developed based on local needs, sometimes in partnership with other agencies and volunteers. For more information about University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, please visit the website at www.unce.unr.edu or call (702) 222-3130.

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