4-H projects on display at courthouse

M. Claire May

The National 4-H Mission is to give all young people access to opportunity, and access to opportunity is what is happening in the Southern Hills of South Dakota, 4-H officials say.
4-H is all about empowering youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime through hands-on projects. An excellent selection of these projects is on display at the Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery, 420 Mount Rushmore Road, through September during regular business hours.   
South Dakota 4-H is project-based learning emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), agriculture, healthy living and civic engagement. The members choose their projects from four areas: agriculture, natural resources, food and families, community vitality and 4-H Development.
Youth between the ages of eight and 18 are welcome to become a 4-H member. 4-H also has a Cloverbud program for youth ages 5-7.
Erin McGlumphy, Custer and Fall River counties 4-H youth program advisor since 2019, indicates that 99 members and 15 Cloverbuds participate in Custer County 4-H programs. Additionally, Fall River County has 87 youth members and 14 Cloverbuds. In total, there are four clubs located in Custer and Hermosa. Youth may also participate as independent 4-H members who work directly with McGlumphy to complete their projects.
All are welcome to explore the 4-H exhibition at Custer County Courthouse Art Gallery.


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