Considering 4-H multi club for Sylvan youth

A Sylvan Lake resident and teacher is looking for people interested in starting a 4-H multi club which would have a non-agriculture

A Sylvan Lake resident and teacher is looking for people interested in starting a 4-H multi club which would have a non-agriculture, non-livestock focus.

Projects would be based on the interest of those young people who get involved.

Alana Routhier said 4-H offers many benefits for young people ages 9-21. Benefits are derived from public speaking and communications to building self-esteem and working on projects in a fun environment.

“There are also a lot of amazing camps for kids and scholarships.”

She indicated the club, which would be run by the young people, would involve two meetings a month — one a general meeting and the other a project meeting.

“If it wasn’t for 4-H, I wouldn’t be a teacher,” Routhier said.

The club wouldn’t just be for the kids. She’s hoping their families would get involved as well.

If you’re interested in learning more contact Alana Routhier at 403-887-7616. She’s hoping to begin a club in October.

To learn more about 4-H, check the Alberta 4-H website at www.4h.ab.ca.