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State youth can join 4-H during week of Oct. 7-13

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- More than 88,000 West Virginia youths take part in 4-H, but there's always room for more.

The WVU Extension Service says new members can join during National 4-H Week, from Oct. 7 to Oct. 13.

Young people between ages 9 and 21 can participate in the program.

In some areas, children as young as 5 can join a pre-4-H program called Cloverbuds.

At the other end of the spectrum are collegiate clubs at seven West Virginia colleges and universities.

Youth Development Director Debbie McDonald says 4-H helps shape the next generation of leaders.

The four H's stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

The clubs help young people develop: life and leadership skills; self-esteem and character; citizenship and service; and healthy habits.



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