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New 4-H Educators for Pike County

Posted: May 23, 2012

Penn State Extension Pike County announces the hiring of 2 new 4-H educators in Pike County.
Deborah Albrecht (left) and Debra Brodhecker (right)

Deborah Albrecht (left) and Debra Brodhecker (right)

In filling this position Deborah Albrecht and Debra Brodhecker are reconnecting with the Pike County 4-H community. Brodhecker worked as the 4-H educator in Pike County in the late 1990's and Albrecht served as a 4-H volunteer. They have worked together over the last few years providing tobacco prevention and cessation for Penn State Extension.

“We are both excited to offer fun 4-H program opportunities to Pike County youth. 4-H is all about people sharing, doing, and learning. 4-H members can choose projects that fit their interests and abilities, such as crafts, shooting sports, science or pets,” said Albrecht.

From rural beginnings in northern Pennsylvania as corn growing clubs, Pennsylvania 4-H has grown into the largest youth development program in the state for youth between the ages of 5 and 19. 4-H now serves more than 204,000 young people yearly.

“Adult volunteers work with 4-H members in a wide variety of programs offered through 4-H. An adult can get involved in a club or activity that interests them, develop their own skills, and enrich the lives of the youth they work with,” Brodhecker noted.

For more information about adult and youth opportunities in 4-H please call 570-296-3400, visit the 4-H section on our website or find us on Facebook at: