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By Emily Thompson U of A System Division of AgricultureAug. 27, 2018
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LITTLE ROCK— Get up, get out and go do.
4-H is encouraging its members to engage in simple skills-building activities every
day throughout the month of September. The 30 Days of Doing challenge includes activities
in agriculture, STEM, community service and healthy living that are meant to help
youth gain the skills needed to be successful in life through hands-on learning, while
having fun at the same time.
“Arkansas 4-H is excited to participate in the 30 Days of Doing Campaign,” Priscella
Thomas-Scott, 4-H events coordinator for the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture. “Our program encourages youth to pursue their passions through the
“learn by doing” approach. This campaign is a great way to highlight the amazing
work that 4-H’ers are doing in the state.”
The 4-H 30 Days of Doing calendar suggests activities including building a birdfeeder
and making cards to deliver to a senior citizens’ home. You can get a copy of the
calendar on the national 4-H website, https://4-h.org/inspire-kids-to-do/.
The challenge also includes a photo contest starting September 1. Submit a photo of
your 4-H’er participating in the challenge and get a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship
for your child and your state program could also receive $10,000.
The 30 Days of Doing challenge is a part of the 4-H Grows campaign that engages youths
in activities that build characteristics like confidence, responsibility, independence
and compassion to build true leaders. The campaign empowers youth and gives them real
opportunities to lead.
4-H is a youth development program operated by the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture. The program teaches participants life skills through the “learn by
doing” model. Program participants gain knowledge through non-formal, science-based,
experiential education activities.
For more information about 4-H and the photography contest visit, https://4-h.org/inspire-kids-to-do/.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeneyCommunication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org