Special to Dixon Patch
Are your kids looking for a fun group to join in Dixon? Would you like your kids to develop leadership skills that will boost them throughout the rest of their lives?
Providing community service and youth leadership, the Wolfskill 4-H Club provides a nurturing environment for young people from age 5 to 19 to have fun and build self-esteem.
Affiliated with the University of California, Wolfskill 4-H is an organization committed to helping young people develop confidence and poise in front of groups, learn leadership skills and abilities, understand citizenship, and increase life skills through learning activities and group interaction. The kids do all that while having fun and making new friends.
“Kids in Wolfskill 4-H learn different things each year or continue in the same activities to learn expertise,” shared Wolfskill 4-H’s co-community leader Kathryn Carter-Stewart. “Learning activities each year include foods and nutrition, archery, crafts, woodworking, horses, gardening, rabbits, photography, and many more.”
Annual events include presentation day, skills day, fashion revue, Christmas caroling, summer camp, and more. The Wolfskill 4-H Club also volunteers at many community service events.
Wolfskill 4-H Club is looking for new members and is extending an invitation to families throughout Dixon to attend its Kickoff Night on Wednesday, August 24th, at the located at 209 North Jefferson St.
Monthly club meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact Wolfskill 4-H co-community leader Tacy Currey at (707) 678-5958 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth members in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural farming communities stand out among their peers, building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age.
As the youth development program of the nation’s 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing” approach with proven results. The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth engaged with 4-H are:
- Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school
- Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college
- 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors
- 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.
The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence.
Choosing the right path i becoming harder and harder for kids these days. The 4-H Program offers a safe and secure place to have fun and be surrounded by caring kids and adults. Come join Wolfskill 4-H!