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Lawrence County 4-H Enrollment Underway
Updated November 18, 2014 6:55 AM
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(BEDFORD) - 4-H enrollment is now open in Lawrence County through January 15, 2015.

4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Pulse enrollment is now easier than ever with the 4-H Online system

Indiana 4-H is the state's largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching more than 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H Youth Development Educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

In Lawrence County, approved adult volunteers teach young people specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on experiential learning. youth also develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of Lawrence County's organized 4-H Clubs. Subjects include:science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), agriculture, citizenship, healthy living, art, consumer and family sciences and more.

In 2013 a Tufts University study showed that 4-H members also excel in positive youth development areas compared to peers including:

  • Four times more likely to contribute to their communities (grades 7-12)
  • Two times more likely to make healthier choices (grades 7)
  • Two times more likely to be civically active (grades 8-12)
  • wo times more likely to participate in extracurricular STEM programs (grades 10-12)

Now the new 4-H Online system makes it even more convenient to offer enrollment, event registration, to view calendars and secure payments online.

Youth must be enrolled by Jan. 15, 2015 and can do so by visiting or by visiting the Lawrence County Purdue Extension office at 924 16th Street from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The $20 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H program fees.

For more information about specific 4-H subjects in Lawrence County or the 4-H program in general visit If you have questions about Lawrence County 4-H call Lesley Lodmell, 4-H youth development extension educator at (812) 275-4623.

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