May 4, 2018
New Mexico 4-H’s annual event, Youth Get-Away, was held in Glorieta, New Mexico, at the Glorieta Campgrounds. The event brought in 370 youth, ages 9 – 13 and 135 adult volunteers and County Agents. Each youth attended six workshop rotations on topics such as New Mexico’s wildlife, STEAM, community service, and leadership. Adult volunteers and agents also had the opportunity to attend a workshop about creating opportunities for youth to participate in the maker movement. Events like this provide the youth of New Mexico opportunities to make new friends and develop important life skills all while having fun!
New Mexico 4-H Healthy Living Summit
Teens representing eight counties met and developed action plans to impact healthy living in their communities. Plans revolved around nutrition education, sustainable produce through gardening, promotion of physical activity and drug awareness. Teens engaged in workshops, career exploration, outdoor recreation and service activities. Teams completing action plans will receive $500 in seed money for their projects. This event was made possible through partnerships with National 4-H Council and the Walmart Foundation Healthy Living Grant.