EL CENTRO – Imperial County 4-H All-Stars held a registration Kick-Off this Saturday at the Imperial Valley Mall food court. Booths were set up to help those that were interested in registering for 4-H and ask any questions about the group.
A large wheel was placed on a table with questions in different categories on it. After spinning the wheel and answering the question correctly, a prize was won.
A free movie was offered for new and veteran members at the movie theater located inside the mall shortly after the registration process. Members could choose between two different movies to watch, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or When the Game Stands Tall.
“This is our registration kick-off for the year, it helps to get members back into 4-H and advertise for new members,” said Shanna Abatti the 4-H program representative as she registered new members.
The University of California 4-H youth development program (YDP) is a unique organization in which they are dedicated to positive youth development. The mission of 4-H is to help youth build confidence and learn responsibility. A member can develop different types of skills from 4-H, such as animal care, learning how to sew, or even build a robot.
The 4-H emblem is a four leaf clover with the letter “H” on each leaf, representing four different words, Head, heart, hands, health. The leaves of the clover are green and the “H”’s white. The white is for purity; green is for nature to symbolize growth and life.
The Imperial County 4-H YDP is open to Imperial Valley K-12 youth between the ages of 5-18. If you would like to join 4-H or volunteer, for more information (760)352-9474 or go to http://ceimperial.ucdavis.edu/4-H program/