Become a part of Collegiate 4-H!

Become a part of Collegiate 4-H!

Mar 29
Nicole Chance, Sophomore in Agricultural Communications
  

Ever since I was in third grade, 4-H has been an extremely important part of my life. I was a 10-year member in the 4-H swine project and was actively involved in junior leaders and horse & pony along the way. I cannot begin to explain the numerous valuable lessons 4-H has taught me. Among the most important was hard work. My sister and I walked and washed pigs together nearly every day in the summer. And even though it was not always easy to get along, we learned if we worked hard on our projects together it didn’t matter what ribbon we got at the end of the day. We realized what mattered was the work we put into exhibiting the absolute best project we could.

But, the exciting part is 4-H involvement does not have to stop there! Collegiate 4-H is one of the newest RSOs on campus. Collegiate 4-H invites everyone on campus to join regardless if they were actively involved in 4-H in the past or have little 4-H experience. This is a great opportunity to discover an identity within the campus community. There are a multitude of opportunities to engage in, including social events, youth development, community service, and public relations.

If you have interest in becoming a part of this up and coming RSO on campus, be sure to attend the first Collegiate 4-H meeting on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m., in the Bevier Commons of Bevier Hall! Pizza will be provided. If you have any questions regarding the club, contact Jamie Boas at kleissjm@illinois.edu.