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Summers begins new journey as WVU Extension Service 4-H agent in Cabell County

Leslie Summers head shot

A familiar face has moved into a new a role as the 4-H youth development agent in Cabell County.

Leslie Summers, who was previously the mentoring program coordinator, will manage the 4-H youth development programs for Cabell County as well as support 4-H clubs, camps and fairs.

Summers joined the Cabell County WVU Extension Service office in June 2015 where she worked to find mentors for local youth. During her time in that role, she learned the importance of building relationships in the community.

“I want to use the skills I learned and create lasting partnerships within the community. I want to make sure they know WVU Extension Service is a resource that is here for them.”

As a seasoned grant writer and educator, Summers brings eight years of experience to her position. During that time, she developed a passion for the 4-H program when she witnessed the positive effect the organization has on youths in the community and across the state.

“We’re excited to see Leslie move into this new position,” said  Brent Clark, program director, WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development. “She’s already done some amazing work in the county, and we’re eager to see how she continues foster relationships in the community.”

Summers said she plans to keep building the county’s 4-H program and use her expertise to shape and expand a strong organization.

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