Making an Impact in Communities

18 May

With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization that focuses on hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living.

The Open Range 4-H in Clearfield County Pennsylvania is a little different than most other 4-H groups as they have a wide range of activities in the club. Projects include horses to goats, cooking, to scrap booking, camping to robotics, and even small engine repair. In addition, the club does community service projects like singing at nursing homes at Christmas, participate in parades.

Open Range 4-H in Clearfield County Pennsylvania

Open Range 4-H in Clearfield County Pennsylvania

When Tamela Hutchins took over the club 5 years ago, the club only had three kids and now they are up to eleven very active kids. When they get together they can’t wait to book the next time to get together.

“I am so proud of what these kids have done. We are celebrating 100 years of 4-H and this is a big thing to see the youth doing something other than hanging out on the streets, says Tamela, “The extra money will help alleviate the camping costs and will assist in getting help on their projects. They spend so much on show feeds to traveling with their horses, that any help is nice.”

One Response to “Making an Impact in Communities”

  1. pennpaps May 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    4-H is a wonderful organization that helps kids grow up to be Confident, Responsible, and Hard working adults. 4-H is a National Organization that helps today’s youth build a good foundation in values so they may have a better tomorrow! The OpenRange club is very unique in the fact that it is open for any member to take any project. The club does not have it’s focus set in one area. The most important life lesson my young 4-H members have learned so far is responsibliity.

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