High Country 4-H Club enjoys a productive weekend

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Ariana Madrid, High Country 4-H Club Reporter

The theme for this year’s 4-H Club State Leadership Conference was “Through teaching networking, communication, and goal setting we will prepare youth to lay the foundation for their success in life.”

Because this year has been a little rocky for 4-H Club due to COVID-19, everything went online, and I was able to attend. It was a three-day event from July 24-26. There were many youth members who attended. It was a lot of fun. The conference had many talks on leadership building skills to help 4-H Club members strengthen their communication, goal setting and planning skills for the future. There were open discussions and interactive workshops on this theme.

I learned many things at the conference like how to put yourself and your business out there and how to create a brand. I learned how to find out how many customers you have online. I learned things that I can bring back to my club, such as tips on how to make Zoom meetings more entertaining for younger members and older members. I learned the importance of finding my voice, which is important for all 4-H Club members.

On Saturday, July 25, David Dodds, author of “Hands-On Motion Graphics with Adobe After effects CC,” was the keynote speaker. He does animation for Disney, Netflix, Amazon and more. He taught attendees how to be creative and how to find a job in life that fits their passion. On the last day, a ceremony was held to award the new State Ambassadors for 2020-2021.

All in all, it was a very productive weekend. Through this conference, I gained many necessary tools to help me and those in my club succeed in the future.

Want to learn more about the local 4-H Club, High Country 4-H Club? The best way is join them for a meeting. Currently, the club is meeting via Zoom. The next club meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. The projects offered this year include rabbits, photography, fiber arts, dog, poultry, radio broadcasting, horse, hiking and goats.

If you want to attend one of these meeting or join 4-H Club, contact club leader Allison Renck at Ali9591@aol.com or call 951-663-5452. 4-H Club is a youth organization for ages 5-18 years that helps youth develop life skills and leadership skills. Check out the High Country 4-H Club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Highcountry4H/.