What's Your 4-H Story?

Posted: September 1, 2011

Rural Beginnings to Global Success The Pennsylvania 4-H program will be celebrating 100 years of youth programming in 2012. As part of the centennial celebration the planning committee is compiling a history of the PA 4-H program through stories. 4-H members, leaders, 4-H alumni, former 4-H leaders, current and former extension educators, and/or family members are invited to help tell the story of 100 years of the PA 4-H program! Let's create a historical timeline through the stories of those that were impacted by the 4-H program.

4-H Stories will be on exhibit around the state throughout 2012. A compilation of the stories will be published and offered for sale.

What to include in your story

  • Name (please include your maiden name)
  • Physical Address
  • Email Address
  • What county(s) you were involved in 4-H
  • Years you were involved in 4-H
  • Your connection to 4-H (club, leaders names, member, parent, leader, educator, 4-H family member, etc.)
  • If an educator, what counties did you work with and what were your responsibilities

Include copies of photos with names of people in the photo & details about the photo. Photos cannot be returned. Send copies or email photos to Carol Schurman.

Stories should not be longer than 2 pages, front and back.

Your story should be something memorable to you: the year you earned your way to the State Dairy Show, fond memories of 4-H, of your club meetings, of traveling to Penn State, of your exhibits, why you joined 4-H, how 4-H changed your life, how 4-H made an impact on your future; etc.

We would like stories from all generations to more accurately tell the story of 100 years of Pennsylvania 4-H.

The PA 4-H program has made a tremendous difference in the lives of millions. It’s certainly something to celebrate!

Please help by sending your 4-H stories to:

Carol Schurman

Indiana County Penn State Extension Office
827 Water Street
Indiana, PA 15701

by December 1, 2011.