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Fulton County Cooperative Extension seeking 4-H mentors
Fulton County Cooperative Extension seeking 4-H mentors

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension is seeking adults interested in becoming a mentor to make a difference in the life of a child enrolled in 4-H. The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

“4-H has a long, established history of making a positive impact in the lives of young people,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “A lot is expected of our mentors because we believe the mentors receive a lot from helping young people chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world.”

The Mentor Training Program will be held at the Reef House or Brady Center in East Point. The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence.

The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study conducted by Tufts University, explored the impact that participation in 4-H has on youth.

The study found that youth who participate in 4-H are more likely than their peers to:

  • Excel academically and pursue higher levels of education
  • Make healthier choices, and avoid drugs and alcohol abuse
  • Contribute to their communities

For more information about the Fulton County 4-H Mentor Program, call 404-762-4085. For more information about Fulton County Cooperative Extension call 404-332-2400.