Oct. 7-13 is National 4-H Week.
Recent findings from Tufts University's 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H.
Notably, the Tufts research discovered that the structured learning, encouragement and adult mentoring that 4-H'ers receive play a vital role in helping them actively contribute to their communities.
Also during National 4-H Week, hundreds of thousands of youth from all around the nation completed a single, innovative experiment on 4-H National Youth Science Day, which was held on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The 2012 National Science Experiment, 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, explored how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.
4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live.
Learn how to Join the Revolution of Responsibility at 4-H.org/revolution, or contact your local Extension office.