Asherville Achievers in 4-H Service Challenge
BELOIT – To end the National 4-H Week celebration, the Asherville Achiever’s 4-H Club of Beloit took part in the Kansas 48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge.
Club members, their parents and leaders spent the morning cleaning up Luther Park at Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit. Arriving armed with brooms and rakes, club members worked on picking up trash, sweeping the basketball court and cleaning up limbs and leaves. The Asherville Achievers 4-H Club holds their monthly meetings at the church facility and Club members thought it would be a good way to “give back” to the church for use of their facilities. Luther Park is frequented by many families in the community, and this was a way the 4-H Club could give back to the community as well.
Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are nearly four times more likely to contribute to their communities.
Mitchell County-Post Rock Extension District 4-H is a network of families that grows great kids and it's for town/city families too. For more information about how you can get involved in 4-H, contact an Asherville Achiever’s 4-H member or the Post Rock Extension Office at the Mitchell County Courthouse.