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Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:19

4-H Canada launches new Alumni Club

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4-H Canada has launched a new 4-H alumni program.


The new initiative, 4-H’s Club 1913.This online community is for the more than 350,000 4-H alumni across Canada, who were at one time a youth member in Canada’s longest standing rural youth organization and who are looking to get back to their roots.
4-H Canada is encouraging alumni across Canada to register online at Club1913.ca — an online hub for 4-H alumni who are interested in re-connecting and networking with other alumni, and finding unique opportunities at the local and national level, while celebrating their pride in being part of the 4-H Canada community.
“I often speak with individuals, both within agriculture community and beyond, who are excited to tell me about the profound and positive impact 4-H had in their lives,” says Donna Bridge, president of 4-H Canada’s board of directors. “For most, 4-H served as the foundation for their success, no matter how they define the word.”
Since 1913, 4-H Canada has been empowering young Canadians to become responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are passionate about making meaningful contributions to the world around them. Across Canada, 4-H alumni continue to use their Heads, Heart, Hands and Health to make a difference as community champions, Olympic athletes, industry leaders and politicians at every level of government.
Being a member of 4-H’s Club 1913 also represents an opportunity for 4-H alumni to help grow future generations of leaders, by volunteering, becoming mentors and engaging in knowledge and skills transfer opportunities with 4-H youth.
“Our wide network of 4-H alumni are proof that 4-H programming builds strong leaders, who are equipped with confidence, positive values, decision-making abilities and other invaluable skill sets,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada. “In the Canadian economy, and in the Canadian agriculture sector, we see a growing demand for these skills, and our alumni can play an instrumental role in addressing these gaps. There is no greater time than now for 4-H.”
4-H alumni are encouraged to register at Club1913.ca and share their stories of the positive impact 4-H Canada has had in their lives, using #4HClub1913.

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