Club encourages children to evolve

Published 7:00 am Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Pearl River County 4-H Club provides children in our community an opportunity to find out what they might choose as a career later in life.

The 4-H club is home to many programs and some of those include the Pearl River County Jr. Livestock, robotics, one for shooting and many others.

Every child is different and enjoys different things and Pearl River County Extension Agent Alex Shook said the 4-H Club helps children find their passion by involving them in hands-on projects at an early age. Those projects can introduce them to career fields in health, science and agriculture. Many times, students in high school and college are undecided about what they want to major in and what they want to do with the rest of their life.

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And while these same children may not come to a final conclusion while participating in clubs such as 4-H, their experiences will continue to influence their decisions for a lifetime.

That’s why being part of a club or program, or any other group activity can help a person learn valuable skills that will benefit them in any stage of their life. From becoming part of a club,  sports team, band, chorus or any other group activity these children learn how to work hard, how to become a team player, improve on their leadership skills and how to never give up, especially when things aren’t going their way.

Another benefit of joining a club, program or athletic team is that children will be able to meet new people and make friends who have similar interests, which will help them improve their social skills.

Because, in the end, allowing children to join a club or program that they might be interested in helps them discover skills they didn’t know they had.