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Atlantic 4-H Conference Encourages Members To Be Better Citizens

Eighty-four young Nova Scotians are being groomed to be the next generation of leaders at this year’s 4-H Intermediate Members’ Conference.

The conference, for members ages 12 to 15, will be held in Debert, March 21-23, and will focus on teaching leadership skills in the clubs and communities, as well as nationally and globally.

“The 4-H program has a long history of creating leaders in agriculture, business and community organizations,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “This conference will inspire youth to contribute to their communities by promoting the idea that one person can make a difference through their volunteer efforts.”

Conference participants will take part in activities linked to the 4-H head, heart, hands and health pledge by:
–putting their “heads” into action by learning more about effective meetings
–putting their “hearts” into their club, school and community
–earning more about their own “health” and the importance of taking care of themselves
–participating in a “hands-on” activity about the global food economy

Participants will hear from a variety of speakers who are making a difference, including Logan MacGillivary, a student from Bedford who has broadened his definition of community. Logan will share what he has done to help the children of Sierra Leone and his belief that anyone, especially youth, can help make the world a better place.

Member of Parliament Scott Armstrong, will talk about what it means to be a Canadian.

The conference is sponsored by the Atlantic 4-H Committee, Tim Hortons, the provincial 4-H councils from all four Atlantic provinces, and Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.

Source: Release

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