Families in the north Lincoln County area are invited to learn about a new 4-H club, 4Ability, during a meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Driftwood Public Library, located on the second floor of the city hall building at 801 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City.
People are invited to come and learn how youths ages 9-18 can be a part of this new club that will participate in a wide variety of activities.
Club leader Patti Murphy will discuss the club’s plans for this coming year. The club will be an all-inclusive and multi-purpose club to include youths from all over Lincoln County. Part of the club’s goal is to reach out to kids with and without disabilities and from all backgrounds, especially those who may be historically underserved. Project possibilities include dogs, horses, pets, livestock, leadership and much more. Murphy encourages youths to bring their own ideas for activities, as she is ready to create opportunities for them to explore whatever areas interest them.
Parents are also invited to bring their ideas and questions, as well as consider joining 4-H themselves as a volunteer or occasional club assistant. The 4-H Youth Development Program focuses on providing youths of all ages with the life skills they need to succeed in today’s — and tomorrow’s — world. Projects and activities are vehicles that help young people learn and grow through an intentional process that builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character. Research has shown that by participating in 4-H, young people prepare themselves for economic and social success in adulthood.
For more information about the 4-H 4Ability Club or 4-H in general, contact OSU Extension Lincoln County at 541-574-6534, ext. 57426.