The annual 4-H Issues Conference is a four-day gathering of top student leaders from across the Commonwealth. The conference is held annually during the fall. It is open to high school sophomores and juniors who display leadership potential and who will make a commitment to implement what they learn back home.
Delegates do not need to be 4-H members to apply for this leadership experience. Adults are also eligible to attend as members of a county team. Team size is limited to five youth and one adult participant per county. The conference will be held at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Center Nov. 17-20, in Jabez.
The Kentucky State 4-H Teen Council selects the issues that will be discussed during the round table discussions. Each delegate will choose three topics that they are most interested in addressing within their community. They will then be assigned to one of those three topics to do an in-depth study on prior to attending the conference.
Before coming to the conference, delegates are asked to assemble information materials composed of newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, pamphlets, and other materials on an issue of interest to them. At the conference, participants share thoughts and concerns regarding those issues and learn the process skills necessary to organize for community action back home. Delegates use a case study methodology to practice applying what they learn.
If you are interested in attending the Issues Conference please e-mail me at email@example.com or give me a call at 845-28ll.
Oct. 20 – Beginning Woodworking from a Kit – birdhouses and stools at the Henry County Extension Service from 3:30 to 5 p.m. This class is free. Please sign up by calling 845-2811.
Oct. 23 – Shooting Sports Shoot Around at the home of John David and Lynnette Yount at 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in participating in the 4-H Shooting Sports program to try the following disciplines: rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader, archery, and air soft pistol. All supplies will be furnished.
Oct. 29 – 4-H Horse Club Fun Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Come out and see what the horse club is all about.
Nov. 2 - Photography Club begins at the Henry County Extension Service from 3:30 to 5 p.m. If you have a digital camera please bring it with you as well as your memory card and extra batteries. If you do not have a camera don’t worry. We will let you borrow one of the club’s.
Nov. 9 – Beginning counted cross stitch class at the Henry County Extension Service from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All materials will be provided for you at no cost.
Please call 845-28ll or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.