Mohave County 4-H hosts information night

KINGMAN - Mohave County 4-H'ers want to show parents and youth that what they learn through 4-H is more than just cows and cooking.

Members, leaders and parents of 4-H clubs in the Kingman area will be hosting a "Get Acquainted with 4-H and Information Night" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the main exhibit building on the Mohave County Fairgrounds. Interested parents and youth ages 5-19 are invited to attend to learn about opportunities in 4-H.

"Through 4-H, young people can acquire knowledge and develop life skills that enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of our society," said Gerald Olson, youth development agent for Mohave County 4-H.

Specifically, young people learn good health habits, develop respect for themselves and others, explore career and leisure time opportunities, share responsibility for preserving the environment, learn how to use technology, and develop leadership and citizenship skills.

For adults, said Olson, it's an opportunity to share their skills and expertise with youth as volunteer leaders. In Mohave County, about 80 adult leaders work with more than 300 boys and girls in 20 clubs through the University of Arizona's Cooperative Extension.

For more information about the event or 4-H, call Olson at (928) 753-3788.