Press Release

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2016

Union County 4-H Anime Club Seeks Adult Volunteer Leader

anime drawingBecome a 4-H volunteer today and help create life-changing experiences for youth in your community. Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is seeking an adult volunteer leader for their 4-H Anime Club.

“Volunteers, parents, and other adults are a valued and essential part of the 4-H program and have a profound impact on the 4-H youth members – guiding them as they connect with their community, and develop leadership and organizational skills,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “The Freeholder Board is proud to support 4-H and its guiding principles of thoughtfulness, community service and healthy living.”

Union County’s 4-H Anime Club meets on the meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the Collen Fraser Building in Westfield from 4 to 6 p.m. Students explore anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Club activities include: watching and critique anime, presentations and contests, discussion groups, and community service events.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Program provides training for adult leaders and curriculum materials. The current leader of the Union County 4-H Anime Club is available to assist in the training of the next leader. For more information or to apply for the adult volunteer leader for the Union County 4-H Anime Club position please contact Jim Nichnadowicz, Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Agent at 908-654-9854 or email him at jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org.

Union County 4-H Clubs are run by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, supported in part by the Freeholder Board. The clubs belong to a 100-year American tradition established by the U.S Department of Agriculture by an Act of Congress, originally meant to help rural communities connect with useful information about agriculture and family health.

Over the years, 4-H has kept pace with the shift to urban and suburban life, using popular activities to help youngsters to engage in civic affairs and develop related skills such as teamwork and public speaking.

In Union County, the current 4-H slate includes modern clubs like Anime, Lego Robotics, S.T.E.M. and Fashion Design. The program also offers traditional favorites such as horticulture, cooking and archery. Students can also join a Variety Club and explore topics of their own creation. For older students, 4-H offers membership in the Community Service Club, which plans and conducts community service programs throughout Union County.

For more information about Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County and the Union County 4-H clubs visit ucnj.org/rce or call 908-654-9854.

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