Spotlight – Asotin County
How long have you been at the county office?
What do you enjoy the most about working in 4-H?
The pleasure of working with such a vast array of wonderful 4-H youth and leaders is a very unique adventure. The way that 4-H’ers support and learn from each other is an amazing network within itself. Even if it’s not a 4-H related concern or happening, the support of the 4-H community is tremendous!
How have you seen 4-H help youth as they develop and grow?
As Asotin County has finished up another wonderful county fair, I’ve come to see many youth embrace the full spectrum of 4-H. The bounty of knowledge they learn from succeeding with their many projects is seen on their smiling faces as I walk around the fairgrounds. When I interact with the youth of this program, I know their 4-H leaders are teaching them life skills they will embrace for years to come. From responsibility, respect, and perseverance the youth are able to carry themselves with great pride and happiness as they explain their projects and what they have come to learn over the past year. Every youth’s 4-H participation will be with them for life, helping them become wonderful and great citizens of our community and beyond.
What other benefits have you noticed that impact 4-H members?
As youth become older in 4-H I’ve come to really embrace and praise the 4-H Teen Leadership program and events. The continuous opportunities for teens to learn more about their future in college, career, and life is a great asset for their well-being.
WSU Asotin County Extension