This is National 4-H week.
The WSU Clallam County 4-H program is asking help in thanking 4H leaders that volunteer to lead clubs in the area.
In 2013, Clallam County 4-H volunteers logged over 5,000 hours working with youth, according to Jenny Schmidt, Clallam County’s 4H program coordinator.
4H is a volunteer-based Youth Development program with a mission to develop young people to become productive and engaged citizens in our diverse and changing community.
Many families in Clallam County have been involved in 4-H for generations, and it is not uncommon to see grandparents and grandchildren teaching each other at 4-H project meetings and events, Schmidt said.
Volunteer leaders do not have to start out as experts to be 4H leaders.
Projects cover topics from gardening to archery to electricity. Leaders can learn the projects along with their kids, grandkids and neighbors.
Right now, Clallam County 4-H is looking for volunteers to teach special classes such as sewing, bicycles or photography.
During National 4H Week, the Clallam County 4H program would like to thank its volunteers past, present and future for helping young 4-Hers become 4-Hers for life, Schmidt said.
Schmidt urged those who know 4H volunteers to send them a card, phone them or give them a hug and let them know they are appreciated.
For more on the Clallam County 4H program, contact Schmidt by phone at 417-2398 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clallam County 4H is on Facebook: “Clallam County 4-H.”