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Posted on: June 17, 2015

[ARCHIVED] New Jersey 4-H Members to Attend 4-H Leadership Program

The Cape May County 4-H Youth Development Program congratulates Emily DiGilio, 6th grade, of Cape May Court House, for being chosen to attend the second annual 4-H Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) Conference this summer. Emily is a member of the Needle & Thread 4-H Club.

Sixteen 4-H members have been selected to represent New Jersey at this national 4-H leadership conference, which will be held July 13-17 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 (Monday-Friday). 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.

The program will utilize Washington, D.C. as a working classroom to learn about leadership and provides hands-on opportunities for our younger teens to promote “Learn to Lead Now - Better Leaders Tomorrow."

The New Jersey delegates representing ten (10) counties attending this year’s conference are:
Atlantic County: Will Makres
Burlington County: Shannon McBride
Camden County: Erin Brady and Scarlett Kinsey
Cape May County: Emily DiGilio
Cumberland County: Caitlyn Crawford, Dominique Crawford and Luke Karavan
Gloucester County: Rachel Day
Hunterdon County: Philip Frey
Passaic County: Brooke Santers
Salem County: Toni Baker and Sophia Fortner
Somerset County: Evan Brochinsky, Susan Norz and Eliza Rothenburger

“The LWF Conference is a great opportunity for young people to become better leaders as they experience our nation’s capital in a unique and inspiring way that will leave them with the experience of a lifetime and the skills to shape a better future.” says Jeannette Rea Keywood, 4-H Agent, Department of 4-H Youth Development.

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 New Jersey 4-H Program visit the 4-H website at Like New Jersey 4-H on Facebook.

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