4-H Foundation Contributions
Douglas County 4-H Foundation - 2018
The Douglas County 4-H Foundation was one of two sponsors for the 4-H Achievement Celebration. It was held in Building 21 on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Approximately two hundred 4-H'ers and their families enjoyed a catered meal as they celebrated the 2017-18 4-H year's accomplishments.
In June, nine 4-H'ers attended Discovery Days on the Kansas State University Campus. Youth gained knowledge at classes, met new friends, and explored the campus. Douglas County 4-H Foundation partially sponsored these youth.
Campference features workshops about opportunities in the 4-H program, and activities to energize youth while learning leadership skills and how to better interact with others. Two youth attended this camp at Rock Springs Ranch in June. Douglas County 4-H Foundation provided partial funding for these youth to attend.
County 4-H Camp
Approximately ninety 4-H'ers and counselors attended county 4-H camp at Rock Springs Ranch in June of 2018. Douglas County 4-H Foundation helped to financially sponsor this event. By participating in county 4-H camp, the 4-H'ers have the opportunity to live in a group, learn about the environment and participate in recreational activities that could develop into life long hobbies and/or careers.
A Day on the Farm
Approximately one thousand fourth grade students from Douglas County schools participated in A Day on the Farm, an educational learning activity about production agriculture. For the field trip students attended a two and one-half hour session at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Eight stations were set up to illustrate the different agricultural products and occupations. This was a cooperative event sponsored by many different groups. Financial assistance from the Douglas County 4-H Foundation went toward student transportation.
2017- 2018 Scholarships
Thirty-Two scholarships were given ranging from $250.00 to $1,125.00 to students working on undergraduate degrees. These scholarships were sponsored by the Achning Memorial, Charlotte and Homer Altenbernd Memorial, Oletha Blevins Memorial, Clyde and Pauline Husted Memorial, Bradley Memorial, George and Mildred Luckan, Fremont and Louise Hornberger Memorial, Deanna Lieber Memorial, Newell Memorial, and Kahlyn Heine Memorial. The total scholarship dollars awarded for the 2017 - 2018 school year was $21,050.00.