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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Passaic County 4-H to Attend 4-H Leadership Program

One Passaic County 4-H member has been selected to represent New Jersey at the 4th annual 4-H Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) Conference. This leadership conference will be held July 17-21 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership development program for 4-H members entering grades 7-9. Youth from across the nation will be participating in this 5-day event. The program will provide an opportunity for youth to listen to motivational speakers and participate in workshops that will develop communication skills, increase leadership capacity and build lifetime skills. LWF will utilize Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about leadership and provide hands-on opportunities for our younger teens to promote “Learn to Lead Now - Better Leaders Tomorrow."

The delegate from Passaic County attending the Leadership Washington Focus Conference is Isabella Sardina from Clifton.

“The conference will provide an opportunity for Passaic County to become better leaders as they experience our nation’s capital in a unique and inspiring.” says Marycarmen Kunicki, Passaic County 4-H Agent.

Financial assistance for the delegate’s travel and tuition costs was provided by the First Pioneer Agricultural Leadership Fund – Joshua Geary Fund.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station -Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law.

For more information about the Passaic County 4-H Program call the 4-H Office at
973-684-4786 or visit the Passaic County 4-H website at http://passaic.njaes.rutgers.edu/4h/. Like Passaic County 4-H and New Jersey 4-H on Facebook.
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