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    Giving Back | 31
November 2017
Volunteer to be a project leader, resource leader,
mentor, chaperone, or partner.
4-H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids complete hands-
on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment
where they receive guidance from adult mentors, they are encouraged to take on proactive
leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs
throughout their 4-H experience.
Regardless of the project area, all 4-H programs include mentoring and career readiness as
core elements. In order to build a strong diverse 4-H program that provides opportunity for all
Grant County youth we are always looking for new volunteers to develop and lead our youth
in new project areas.
Support our local 4-Hers by buying a market animal at our 4-H/FFA youth livestock auction.
One of the greatest values of the 4-H Livestock Programs is that it allows 4-H’ers the
opportunity to gain confidence in themselves by caring for something that is 100% dependent
on them.
Sponsor a 4-H award: Each year at fair we recognize our 4-H members’ hard work with awards
and recognition for outstanding work in their project areas. Award sponsorship start at
Sponsor full or partial scholarships for local 4-Hers to attend one of the many 4-H camps
available to them. Camps consist of Eastern Oregon Leadership Retreat ($100 full scholarship),
OSU Summer Conference ($200 full scholarship), 4-H Camp ($220 full scholarship), Natural
Resource Camp ($110 full scholarship), 4-H Summer Day Camps ($20 full scholarship)
Support our annual fundraising efforts by buying citrus or visiting us at our fireworks booth.
For larger donations and gifts such as endowments, estates, real estate, and monetary gifts for
Grant County 4-H please visit the Oregon State University 4-H Foundation for more
To join 4-H, or to become an adult volunteer, contact the OSU Extension Service -
Grant County office at (541)575-1911, 116 NW Bridge St. Suite #1, John Day, Or 97845
Sponsored by: