National 4-H Week

first_imgThe structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that young people receive through 4-H play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities, according to the study.To learn more about Georgia 4-H, go to georgia4h.org. To find out more about Georgia 4-H in your county, contact your local UGA Extension office. Georgia 4-H’s 172,354 student members will celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. During the week, the state’s largest youth development organization wants to raise awareness of the program that started as a club for farm kids and has grown into a place that helps youth become successful and confident adults. It’s true that 44 percent of Georgia 4-H members live in rural areas, but just 3 percent live on a farm. Fifty-three percent say they live in the city, in a small town or in another urban or suburban setting.Georgia 4-H is available to children in all of Georgia’s 159 counties. The four ‘H’s stand for head, heart, hands and health and are represented by the four-leaf clover. Participating youths develop life skills through hands-on projects involving volunteer work, health, science, engineering, technology, leadership, agriculture and communication. Georgia 4-H is under the umbrella of UGA Extension, and 4-H programs are based on research from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and other UGA colleges. Georgia 4-H agents supplement teachers’ efforts by using after-school lessons and in-school curricula designed to meet Georgia Performance Standards.Georgia 4-H has always had roots in science. In recent years, that emphasis has shifted slightly to include other closely-related disciplines, known as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The strategic inclusion of engineering and technology programs has been a natural fit for Georgia 4-H, as its slogan is “Learn by Doing.” STEM subjects are presented to 4-H members through new STEM 4-H Ambassadors, new projects at 4-H Project Achievement, new in-school club meeting curriculum, and new activities like robotics competitions and Mission Make-It: Georgia 4-H Engineering Challenge.“The idea of bringing UGA research and resources to Georgia students through the use of county agents throughout the state was a cutting-edge idea in 1904 and remains so even today,” said Arch Smith, state 4-H leader. “The most important work of 4-H is to help young people become better citizens and enable them to grow into responsible, active adults.”When asked, “attending 4-H camp and making lifelong friends” continues to top the list of Georgia 4-H members’ favorite things about being in 4-H. High-school-age Georgia 4-H youths say their 4-H experience provided them with opportunities to travel, learn leadership skills, give back to their communities and overcome their fears of public speaking.Each year, over 30,000 Georgia 4-H youth perform community service, conduct research, compile portfolios of their accomplishments and learn public speaking skills through oral presentations at 4-H District Project Achievement.Students also learn responsibility through livestock projects, programs and judging. Georgia 4-H partners with Georgia FFA and the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science to provide these programs. Every year, close to 2,500 students complete a year-long process to prepare more than 4,500 animals for exhibition at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show and other competitions.According to a Tufts University study, 4-H members are:Two times more likely to contribute to their communities than youths not in 4-HThree times more physically active than youths not in 4-HFive times more likely to graduate from college than youths not in 4-HTwo times more likely to pursue a career in science than youths not in 4-Hlast_img read more

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Benteke, Lukaku find target

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP):The English Premier League’s battle of the Belgium strikers ended in a stalemate when Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke scored in Everton’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace yesterday.Benteke grabbed Palace’s equaliser in the 50th minute, rising above Seamus Coleman to connect with Joel Ward’s cross and guiding a header inside the far post.”We really fought hard,” Benteke said, “and came back in the game.”All three of Benteke’s goals have been headers since joining Palace from Liverpool for a club record £27 million last month, securing five points.But Lukaku is ahead of his Belgium teammate in the English scoring chart with a league-leading five goals after curling in a free kick over a static Palace wall in the 35th at Goodison Park.Everton had referee Jon Moss to thank for holding on for a point after Damien Delaney’s second-half header was ruled out.Replays showed Delaney was onside, and although James Tomkins was offside, the Palace defender was not interfering with play.Confusion reigned as Moss went over to his assistant to discuss the incident for a number of seconds before deciding the goal should not stand.”(Moss) said that James McArthur was down the line of the goalkeeper,” Delaney said.Palace was denied a fourth successive league win, leaving the London club three points behind third-place Everton.last_img read more

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Del Potro stuns Federer at US Open

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Atletico Madrid want Costa back after selling striker in staggering £31m deal

first_img1 Diego Costa Atletico Madrid want to lure Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club, according to reports in Spain.The La Liga side have money to spend after selling fellow forward Jackson Martinez to Guangzhou Evergrande for £31m on Tuesday.Atletico sold Costa to Chelsea in the summer of 2014 after the Blues met the Spain international’s £32m release-clause.But now, according to Marca, the Spanish club are trying to lure the 27-year-old back to the Vicente Calderon this summer.Costa was reportedly unsettled at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho this season, but since Guus Hiddink’s arrival he has rekindled his best form.The striker has six goals in seven appearances since the Dutchman has returned and Chelsea are keen to keep Costa.last_img

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