Crenshaw County students

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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4-H ‘Mission Possible' Retreat

Special to The Journal

The 2007 4-H Midwinter Teen Leadership Retreat was held at the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center in Columbiana during the weekend of February 16-18. The theme of this year’s event was &#8220Mission Possible.”

From Brantley, Taylor Andrews, Sitembile Lee, TaRonda Randall, and Trey Warrick as well as Suzanne Money of Luverne were among the 116 youth from 19 counties who participated in leadership activities developed and led by 4-H youth, Collegiate 4-H, Alabama Cooperative Extension personnel, and Alabama 4-H supporters.

Workshops included 004-H: Licensed to Tell! A workshop designed to build communication skills; Mission Possible:

Are You Ready? A team building workshop; Shaken & Stirred, a dance workshop; From 4-H With Love, a community service project making no sew blankets;

Spy School — With Class, an etiquette workshop; and Tomorrow Never Dies (If You Have a Really Good Job), a workshop on resume building.

One of the highlights of the weekend's activities was the dance Saturday night where youth demonstrated some of the dance moves taught by Columbiana's Dream Makers Dance Company. Combined, youth and adults participated in 120 hours of community service and produced 31 no sew blankets to be distributed locally.

The teens were challenged to go back to their home counties and teach other young people how to make no sew blankets as part of a community service project.

For more information on 4-H teen programs, contact Kimberly Graham, County Extension Agent, at 335-6312.

Pictured above: First row, from left to rightŠTrey Warrick, Suzanne Money, Lindsay Kimbro, and TaRonda Randall.

Second Row, from left to rightŠSitembile Lee, Taylor Andrews, and Kimberly Graham.