ALBION — National 4-H Week annually sees millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni come together to celebrate the many positive youth development opportunities offered by 4-H.

The theme for this year’s National 4-H Week, “Opportunity 4 All,” was created by National 4-H Council to rally support for Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program.

It also sought to identify solutions to eliminate the opportunity gap that affects 55 million kids across America.

“In 4-H, we believe all youth should have an equal opportunity to succeed,” said Kristina Gabalski, CCE Orleans 4-H Program Coordinator, in a news release. “We work to support all youth in developing the skills they need to make a difference in the world.”

The new 4-H year began on Oct. 1,

“With COVID-19 safety protocols in place, local 4-H clubs are beginning to meet again in-person,” Gabalski said. “We will host our annual ‘Produced in New York’ cooking competition this fall as well as our 4-H Holiday Workshops.”

This is a great time to join 4-H, she said. “4-H, the nation’s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident youth who tackle issues that matter most in their communities right now. We have opportunities here in Orleans County as well as at the state and national levels.”

For more information contact Gabalski at (585) 798-4265.

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