Keystone Connection and teen council merge

Warren County 4-H is offering teens the opportunity to participate in two great club programs at one time. The program will merge its interstate exchange and teen council clubs into one. The 4-H interstate exchange program promotes friendship, travel and perspective while teen council provides guidance in the development of leadership.

The Keystone Connection exchange club has been providing opportunities to travel, sight-see, meet new people, make new friends, explore expanding interests, experience how others live and see other 4-H’ers in action for the past 25 years. Exchange programs, properly planned and conducted, can be an important educational experience for 4-H teens. Exchange programs can give youth and chaperones a chance to experience a culture different from their own.

The teen council is a county wide program that invites youth 13 years old and older to learn about leadership, citizenship, trust, financial management, and about new diverse friends through an informal self-governance program. The combination of interstate exchange and teen council will offer Warren County 4-H members numerous opportunities to expand their skills while having fun.

A meeting to review prospective interest for the new club will be Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Penn State Extension office in Youngsville. If you are interested in attending, contact the Penn State Extension office at 563-9388.

The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Cooperative Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18.