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Colorado 4-H Centennial Celebration

October 5, 2010

The experience of 4-H teaches young people how to become engaged and effective members of their communities. The Colorado 4-H Centennial Celebration on Friday, Oct. 8, will honor the 100-year tradition of transferring new technology from Colorado's land-grant university (then known as Colorado A&M) to agricultural producers.

Friday, Oct. 8
2:30-6 p.m.
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place
Denver, Colo.

A celebration of the accomplishments of 4-H youth, as well as several new and exciting activities, will take place at the Colorado 4-H Centennial Celebration Friday, Oct. 8, from 2:30-6 p.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. 

Serving 85,000 youth

Colorado 4-H, which is affiliated with Colorado State University Extension, serves more than 85,000 Colorado youth ages 5 to 18 annually with school enrichment activities, after-school programs and long-term experiences through 4-H community clubs.  

From leadership skills to electronics

4-H offers more than 40 study areas including:  For 100 years, Colorado 4-H has helped young people develop important life skills through research-based experiential learning projects.

  • Electronics
  • Model rocketry
  • Food and nutrition
  • Dog care and training
  • Livestock
  • Leadership skill development
  • Public speaking

4-H’s overall goal is to teach young people how to become engaged and effective members of their communities.  "The life skills that I learned in 4-H," says one participant, "Come to mind before the major accomplishments and wins in my 4-H career." 

Funding for 4-H and science/math intiatives

Colorado 4-H began a century ago as a means to transfer new technology from the land-grant university, then known as Colorado A&M, to agricultural producers. The purpose of the Centennial Celebration is to highlight and honor 100 years of Colorado 4-H. Funds raised from this event will be used for two purposes:

  • To further expand the 4-H program in the Denver metro area
  • To expand the statewide 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiative in the quest to continue the 100-year tradition of technology transfer 

Blake and McMorris co-chairs

The 4-H Centennial Celebration will be co-chaired by CSU Chancellor Joe Blake and Colorado businessman Jerry McMorris. The afternoon festivities will be emceed by Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Terrance Carroll and will feature:

  • Induction of inaugural class of Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame members
  • Colorado 4-H Centennial Exhibit
  • Meet Miss Colorado USA, Jessica Hartman, a Colorado 4-H alumna
  • Photographs of lightning taken by Colorado 4-H members, a preview of a Denver Museum of Nature and Science exhibit
  • Silent auction
  • Ford F150 truck raffle drawing
  • Food and drinks
  • 4-H displays

Purchase tickets online or by calling (970) 491-2768.

More information on the Colorado 4-H Centennial Celebration (or call (970) 491-1537).

Contact: Colorado 4-H Centennial Celebration
Phone: (970) 491-1537