Pennsylvania 4-H is celebrating 100 years of youth programming. As part of the centennial celebration the planning committee is compiling a history of 4-H through stories.

4-H members, current and former leaders, alumni, current and former extension educators, and/or family members are invited to help tell the story of 100 years of 4-H. The group is hoping to create a historical timeline through stories of those impacted by 4-H.

Stories will be on exhibit around the state throughout 2012. A compilation will be published and offered for sale.

Your story should be something memorable to you why you joined 4-H, how it changed your life, how it made an impact on your future; etc. The goal is to receive stories from all generations to accurately tell the story of 100 years of Pennsylvania 4-H.

If you would like to include your 4-H story, you should include the following:

Ÿ Name (include your maiden name);

Ÿ Physical address and email address;

Ÿ What county(s) you were involved in 4-H;

Ÿ Years you were involved in 4-H;

Ÿ Your connection to 4-H (club, leaders names, member, parent, leader, educator, 4-H family member, etc.);

Ÿ If an educator, what counties did you work with and what were your responsibilities.

If submitting a photo, include names of people, from left to right, and details about the photo. Photos cannot be returned.

Send copies or email photos to Carol Schurman, Indiana County Extension, at Stories should not be longer than two pages. Deadline is July 1.

For more information, call (724) 465-3880 or visit