For 100 years, Colorado 4-H has helped young people develop important life skills through research-based experiential learning projects. A celebration of those accomplishments, as well as several new and exciting activities, will take place at the Colorado 4-H Centennial Celebration Friday, Oct. 8, from 2:30-6 p.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place.
Colorado 4-H, which is affiliated with Colorado State University Extension, serves more than 85,000 Colorado youth ages 5 to 18 annually with school enrichment activities, after-school programs and long-term experiences through 4-H community clubs.
4-H offers more than 40 study areas including electronics, model rocketry, food and nutrition, dog care and training, livestock, leadership skill development, public speaking and many others. 4-H’s overall goal is to teach young people how to become engaged and effective members of their communities.
Colorado 4-H began a century ago as a means to transfer new technology from the land-grant university, then known as Colorado A&M, to agricultural producers. The purpose of the Centennial Celebration is to highlight and honor 100 years of Colorado 4-H. Funds raised from this event will be used for two purposes: to further expand the 4-H program in the Denver metro area; and to expand the statewide 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative in the quest to continue the 100-year tradition of technology transfer.
The 4-H Centennial Celebration will be co-chaired by CSU Chancellor Joe Blake and Colorado businessman Jerry McMorris. The afternoon festivities will be emceed by Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Terrance Carroll and will feature:
• Induction of inaugural class of Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame members
• Colorado 4-H Centennial Exhibit
• Meet Miss Colorado USA, Jessica Hartman, a Colorado 4-H alumna
• Photographs of lightning taken by Colorado 4-H members, a preview of a Denver Museum of Nature and Science exhibit
• Silent Auction
• Ford F150 truck raffle drawing
• Food and drinks
• 4-H Displays
Tickets can be purchased at www.advancing.colostate.edu/4-Hcentennial or by calling (970) 491-2768. For more information on the Colorado 4-H Centennial Celebration, visit
http://www.co4hfoundation.colostate.edu/centennial.shtml or call (970) 491-1537.