Some of South Carolina’s brightest young people, including Kershaw County 4Hers, recently visited the state capital to meet with legislators and share the impact 4-H has had on their lives and their communities. Events for the day included breakfast with members of the Agriculture and Natural Resources committee, lunch with the President and CEO of the National 4H Council, and personal visits with legislators.
Members of the Kershaw County 4H Horse Club, West Wateree Ropes and Reins 4H Horse Club, and Kershaw Rabbit Club visited with Representative Laurie Slade Funderburk, Representative Grady Brown, and Senator Thomas McElveen during the Legislative Day. They shared the value of their 4H experiences and thanked them for support of 4H in the county and state.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach, the involvement of caring adults, and the knowledge and resources of Clemson University and SC State University and the land grant university system to empower youth to become healthy, productive, and contributing members of society. South Carolina 4-H continues to teach and inspire young people to do great things.
Submitted by Deon Legette