Learn About 4-H Session on January 16

LAWRENCE CO. – Purdue Extension-Lawrence County and Lawrence County 4-H announce a “Learn about 4-H” Session scheduled for Tuesday, January 16, at the 4-H Fairgrounds Expo Hall.

This informative event is tailored for new and prospective 4-H members and their families eager to explore the exciting opportunities 4-H offers.

The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and promises an engaging and interactive experience for attendees.

Purdue Extension-Lawrence County experts and 4-H leaders will be on hand to provide essential information about the 4-H program, its various projects, and the numerous benefits of participation.

Lesley Lodmell

“We are excited to welcome new and potential members to the 4-H family and provide them with valuable insights into the enriching experiences that await them,” said Lesley Lodmell, Extension Educator for 4-H and Youth Development at Purdue Extension-Lawrence County. “4-H is not just a program; it’s a community where young minds can grow, learn, and create lasting memories.”

The information session will cover:

  • Overview of the 4-H Program: Learn about the history, values, and mission of 4-H.
  • Project Opportunities: Discover the diverse range of projects available for 4-H members to explore and develop skills in.
  • Benefits of Participation: Understand the positive impact that 4-H involvement can have on personal development, leadership skills, and community engagement.
  • Registration Process: Get step-by-step guidance on how to become a 4-H member.

The event is open to all interested families, and there is no cost to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with current 4-H volunteers, and gain a firsthand understanding of the supportive 4-H community.

“We encourage parents and guardians to bring their children to this information session to discover
the numerous ways 4-H can help them grow as individuals and leaders in our community,” added Lodmell.

Info booths with 4-H Clubs will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:00 p.m. Booths will remain open for questions after the program.

RSVP by visiting https://bit.ly/4HRSVP.

If you have questions or want to know more information contact the Purdue Extension-Lawrence County office, at 812-275-4623, by emailing the 4-H Extension Educator, Lesley Lodmell at lodmell@purdue.edu.
4-H Enrollment:

In 4-H, you can make friends, have fun, and try new things with the help of caring adults. Whatever your
interests or time available, there is a 4-H experience for you. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the nation, and there is a place for you with many different clubs, trips, scholarships, and other opportunities available.

Enrollment is now open and easy with the 4HOnline system, https://in.4honline.com. You can also stop by
our office for questions or assistance. The $20 fee per child includes all Indiana 4-H program fees for members in grades 3-12. For Mini 4-H members (grades k-2) the fee is $5. These fees include as many clubs and/or projects. For additional information about 4-H Enrollment and how to get involved, visit the website.

About Purdue Extension-Lawrence County
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