4-H Youth Development
E2 Series: Empowering & Engaging Youth
On September 30, the 4-H Program made its return its E2 Workshop Series: Empowering and Engaging Youth event focusing on Responsible Citizenship. Responsible Citizenship is a core value for the 4-H Program using Life Skills and Lessons to create future leaders in our communities. Responsible citizenship encompasses leadership, sharing, teamwork, problem solving, wise use of resources and many other life skills. By teaching youth about each life skill, the 4-H Program helps mold the young minds of our youth to think outside the box and create atmospheres in that allow them to grow and lead as responsible citizens in our community, our schools and our homes.
During our event Guam’s 33rd Legislature’s Senator Frank Aguon, Jr. joined us to share with the youth his expertise as a public servant and the importance of being a responsible citizen for ourselves and for the people of Guam. Senator Frank Aguon, Jr. shared life experiences that guided him to where he is today, a candidate for the 2018 election for Governor. Frank Aguon, Jr. inspired the youth to go beyond their reach and to take advantage of all the opportunities that come their way, because life has a way of guiding you to do what you love, and when you are doing what you love you will succeed in everything you put your mind to. Senator Aguon, Jr. also touched on three very important aspects of Responsible Citizenship and how it stems from Self, Community and Family. In order for us to be the best for others we must be the best in these three aspects.
The 4-H program concluded this event by sharing with the youth on what they can do for our community. From beach clean ups to helping our neighbors youth learned that small steps create big changes and that through our schools, our families and ourselves we can provide larger service that can change our community. Thus, instilling new values and knowledge that is necessary for youth to become leaders in their lives and make differences for those in need and in the community.