The municipality of Chatham-Kent recognized the importance of the 4-H program today with a flag raising marking the Show Your 4-H Colours campaign.
The campaign highlights the role of the 4-H movement that promotes positive youth development programming.
Kris McNaughton, president of 4-H in Chatham-Kent, said the organization has 24,000 members across Canada and 220 in Chatham-Kent. Internationally, the group has nearly seven million members in 70 countries.
She stressed the volunteer-driven nature of the organization that has 7,600 such individuals across Canada.
Stephanie Campbell of 4-H Ontario said members wearing the 4-H green colour each November reminds the public spreads awareness of the group’s mission to empower youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that effect positive change in the world around them.
Chatham-Kent Councillor Brock McGregor said 4-H supports volunteer spirit by living its motto “learn to do by doing.” “You have been doing this for a hundred years, “he said. “You are ahead of the world.”