Let me ask you parents out there some questions about your youth's future. How certain are you that they will enroll and graduate from college? According to bls.gov, "69.7 percent of 2016 high school graduates enrolled in college in October 2016." And, according to cappex.com, "the official four-year graduation rate for students attending public colleges and universities is 33.3%."
With Christmas just days away, the Kiowa County Community building was full of excited youth from the southeast area who participated in crafting led by area 4-H agents and many parents.
With 54 busy bodies from all counties it was a blessing that we had the great volunteer help. These youngsters got to make Christmas Gnomes, Sand Art Cookie Mix, Winter Spa, Nail Art, Grinch Kabobs, and Ornaments. The kids and adults both had a great time building each one of these projects.
Hello from the Kiowa County Extension Office!
I have been quite busy since I last wrote to you. After a successful 4-H Achievement Banquet Chase Stolzenberger, Katherine Trosper, Emily and Clayton Nelson and I attended Dare to Be You camp at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. This overnight camp was a great learning experience for our southeast Colorado youth. It had many workshops that helped members with leadership as well as team building skills. Chase and Emily were counselors and helped the younger members get the best from the camp.
Hello again Kiowa county and all readers. I am writing again to update everyone about the progress of our 4-H program.
Hello Kiowa County!
It is my great pleasure to be writing this report as your new extension agent. If some of you don't know, I was hired for this position the first of April. My predecessor was Jeramy McNeely, who is still with extension, but has moved to Fremont County. I wish him the best and want to thank him for all the help he has given me starting out.
The 2017 4-H year is in high gear and is projecting to be one the best yet! Everyone has their project books and getting a jump on their projects from clothing construction, food & nutrition, livestock, leathercraft, heritage arts, and shooting sports to name a few.