By: Adam Cletzer
4-H Youth Development Extension Agent
University of Florida Indian River County Cooperative Extension Service
What will you do differently in the New Year? Will you quit smoking? Will you shed 10 pounds? Will you save your paycheck, get up earlier, get organized or get outdoors? A hundred New Years from now, little of this will matter.
What will matter is that you mattered to a child. That's no small matter.
On Jan. 30, 2008, 4-H is giving you the opportunity to matter to children across Indian River County, and in your own neighborhood, by becoming a volunteer.
An orientation to the 4-H program for volunteers of all ages will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Indian River County Extension Office, 7 p.m.
Community-minded individuals looking to create their own community club, after school club, or volunteer to lead school enrichment programs are encouraged to attend - as are adults who just want to learn more about the 4-H program.
The one-hour orientation will explain the opportunities for involvement in 4-H, how it relates to the University of Florida and the USDA, and all that 4-H can offer both youth members and adult volunteers.
Individuals who choose to start their own 4-H club will receive special training and guidance from University of Florida faculty.
Today, nearly 7 million children are involved in 4-H programs nationwide learning new skills, building self-confidence and making new friends. They're led by volunteers just like you.
To find out more information, or to register for the Jan. 30 orientation, contact the Indian River County Extension Office at (772) 770-5030.
Adam Cletzer is 4-H Youth Development Extension agent for the University of Florida's Indian River County Extension Service.