Hats Off to 4-H: Mid-Winter Retreat Feb. 20-22
Auburn, Jan. 25, 2004--“Hat’s
Off to 4-H is the theme of this year’s 4-H Midwinter Teen Leadership
r, which will be held Feb. 20 through 22 at the Alabama 4-H in
Goals for teens attending the retreat
include meeting new people, learning to work as a team, learning
valuable leadership skills and helping others through community
Participants will make comfort caps
for chemotherapy patients as part of is this year’s community service
project. The Pike County Sewing Guild will share their time and
expertise to show 4-H’ers how to make the caps.
“Helping someone feel better is one of
life’s greatest rewards,” said Molly Gregg, a 4-H specialist with the
Alabama Cooperative Extension System. “These caps will bring comfort
to many people throughout the state.”
Various workshops and games are
planned for the teens to build relationships and develop skills such
as teamwork, trust awareness, communication, negotiation, leadership
and planning. Activities will encourage teens to accept
responsibility for being part of a team, work toward team goals,
increase tolerance and appreciation for team diversity and increase
One workshop will focus on how
different personalities in a team can lead to conflict. Participants
will learn what team members can do to resolve the conflicts. Another
activity will focus on decision-making and how the decisions team
members make can impact a team’s ability to solve a problem.
4-H’ers attending the retreat will
also hear from new State 4-H Program Leader Lamar Nichols and
inspirational speaker Bonnie Moore, a cancer survivor.
Midwinter Retreat is a great time for
youth across the state to come together to learn, meet new friends,
have fun and make a difference,” said Gregg.
Source: Dr. Molly Gregg, 4-H
Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, (334) 844-2263.
in MS Word