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 cjs4@psu.edu [1]. Stories should not be longer than two pages. Deadline is July 1.

For more information, call (724) 465-3880 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h [2].