CLAYTON, NJ - 4-H members representing seven counties, including Hannah Golden of Hillsborough in Somerset County, will participate in the Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Conference on Feb. 17th in Gloucester County.

Registration for the 4-H Leadership Conference scheduled for March 17 at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Monmouth County in Freehold will be accepted until March 1.     

In today’s world, human productivity and success are a result of leadership skills and abilities.  Leadership is an essential life skill to develop in both youth.  Although every young person has some leadership potential, the skills necessary to be a leader do not necessarily develop in the natural course of life.

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The Discover the Leader in You! 4-H Leadership Conference will provide an opportunity for middle school age youth to learn about and develop leadership knowledge and skills through large and small group interactive workshops, and hands-on activities.   In addition, conference participants will meet 4-H’ers from across New Jersey; make new friends and gain valuable life skills including understanding self, communicating, getting along with others, decision making, and working with groups.  

Other 4-H members participating in the Feb. 17th conferences include: Burlington County – Zachary Lewis; Camden County – Mirsab Milhan; Cape May – Elizabeth Schalick; Cumberland County – Emma Cohen; Gloucester County – Kielee DeJesus, Kate Hiller, Kandence Holston, Callie Smith, and Caroline Wisniewski; Salem County – Marina Errera and Isabella Wansleeben.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension.  For more information about the New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program visit the website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu or contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood, State 4-H Agent at reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu.