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WVU Extension Service Community Leadership Academy slated for April

Two conference participants conversing and networking with one another at event.

Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia has always had a deep sense of community, and now, more than ever, there seems to be grassroots collaborations and an entrepreneurial spirit that’s driving community revitalization around the state. But, with that revitalization, there’s a need for community leaders to step up to the helm to guide and maximize those efforts.

WVU Extension Service's 4-H program tapped to lead 2018 National Youth Science activities

Students learning about computer coding at a camp

The roots of 4-H run deep in the field of agriculture. During the past 10 years those roots have grown to include a focus on science technology engineering and math (STEM) activities. In 2008, 4-H hosted the first National Youth Science Day (NYSD) — the world’s largest youth-led science challenge — to give students a peek at these dynamic and interesting fields of study.

WVU Jackson's Mill earns ACA-accredited camp status

The American Camp Association® (ACA) announced that West Virginia University Jackson's Mill has again received ACA-Accredited® Camp status for 2018.

"ACA Accreditation means that Jackson’s Mill submitted to a thorough review of its operation by the American Camp Association (ACA) — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management — and complied with the highest standards in the industry," said Cindy Moore, National Standards Commission. “Parents expect their children to attend accredited schools. They also deserve a camp experience that is reviewed and accredited by an expert, independent organization."

Loyd family endowment ensures strong 4-H legacy continues

Asking John and Betty Ray Loyd why they support WVU Extension Service 4-H programming is like asking why the sun shines — it is second nature.

The couple established the John and Betty Ray Loyd Family 4-H Endowment Fund will support scholarships for 4-H members, leaders and volunteers in Barbour, Braxton and Lewis counties. The funds will provide opportunities to broaden the 4-H experience by participating in local, county, state and national programs.