Buried deep within
every child is the seed of potential. This seed, with the correct
tending, will begin to sprout and grow. But our young seedlings
must still receive the proper care and attention in order to
continue their growth to full maturity.
As parents and
adult mentors it is up to us to help each child dig deep and unearth
that potential. We need to give support by sharing our knowledge
and giving of our time. However, there will come a time when we
need to let them stand on their own so we do not uproot or stunt
4-H offers a wide
variety of educational tools to help nurture and stimulate young
minds. These tools include projects that teach responsibility,
challenging them to think for themselves while conquering fears.
Teamwork and communication skills are nurtured by organizing and
participating in community service missions. Having a positive
effect on their community, they learn to take pride in their
surrounds. While projects and community services are learning
tools, they can also be enjoyable, allowing members to achieve
greatness while having fun in the process.