Lackawanna County 4-H Teens Attend 4-H State Leadership Conference

Two Lackawanna County 4-H teens attended the recently held 4-H State Leadership Conference held at Penn State University.  Hannah Conahan and Marikay Van Fleet, both members of the Glenburn 4-H Sewing Club, were among the 472 4-H teens who attended the educational conference.

The weekend event allowed 4-H teens to build and perfect their leadership skills.  The skills that the teens developed relate to personal assets that research says make teens competent, capable, and caring adults.  The weekend included communication techniques, team building, decision making, and goal setting.  The highlights of the weekend included discussions by keynote speakers who are known throughout the country as top leadership educators in their respective fields.

4-H is the youth development education program administered through Penn State University for youth ages 5 to 18.  4-H enables kids to have fun, meet new people, learn new life skills, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and set and achieve goals.

For more information on the 4-H program in Lackawanna County, contact Donna Grey, Penn State Extension, at 570-963-6842.

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