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Volunteers Needed to Lead Clover Kids Clubs

Posted: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 6:23 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Clover Kids help show sheep at the 2016 fair under direction of 4-H members. Photo by Sally Y. Hart – KCII News

A group for youth that was 121 members strong last year and growing is in need of adult leaders.

Washington County 4-H and Youth Coordinator Amy Green explains Clover Kids Clubs are for kindergarten through third grade students and usually meet once a month, “This is kind of a junior version of 4-H in some ways.” There are currently seven clubs across the county, however there have been more inquiries for new members and not enough space. There is a ratio of one adult to every 10 students that must be kept.

Green says she’d be happy to get information to those interested in leading or co-leading a club, “It’s really valuable really that they just want to have a positive impact on young kids and have that energy level because they obviously come with a lot of excitement to participate. The extension office provides training and resources, and there’s a background check involved. And then we do our best to lay out your year, so you feel comfortable and prepared for those different club meetings.” If you’re interested in leading a Clover Kids Club, or learning more about it, contact Green at the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.