Budget cuts could eliminate 4-H

Budget cuts could eliminate 4-H

Alabny Herald (GA)

Under the University of Georgia’s Fiscal Year 2011 Additional Reductions plan, all of Georgia’s 4-H clubs would be eliminated and the state’s 94 4-H agents terminated.

Funded by UGA, the statewide program that develops life skills in leadership, communication, citizenship and decision-making skills annually reaches more than 156,000 young people ages 9 to 19.

“It’s devastating to even think about it,” said Anthony Jones, Dougherty County’s Extension Agent and the county 4-H club’s former coordinator. “With all the gang activity, gang violence and violence in general out there, this would really hurt the youth in Georgia to not be a part of a solid enrichment program.”

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