CLEARFIELD – Larry Way (right) representing the Clearfield Education Association’s Community Outreach Committee presents a check to Jana Davidson (left), Children & Youth Development Educator for Penn State Cooperative Extension in Clearfield County.
Funds distributed by the Community Outreach Committee are provided by Clearfield Area School District Teachers Union. The $300.00 donation will go towards the Clearfield County 4-H Development Fund, which is an endowment that was established for the county in July of 2007. The endowment was started with $5,000 raised through the sale of the most recent Clearfield County Plat Book. The goal is to reach $25,000 by 2012.
The endowment will support educational efforts and provide scholarships for youth to attend programs that will foster leadership, citizenship, and life skill development.
“By reaching out to kids, we will in turn see the youth develop into tomorrow’s leaders— active citizens willing to give back and make a difference in their community. As both a former 4-H member and volunteer leader I have seen firsthand the positive impact the 4-H program has had on the lives of youth,” said Davidson. “It is truly important to keep the program growing well into the future.” The endowment will continue to grow the 4-H program and provide opportunities for 4-H members and adult volunteers that may not be possible with our current Extension operating funds.”
Additional donations can be made through the Penn State Cooperative Extension office of Clearfield County, 650 Leonard Street, Suite 210, Clearfield, PA 16830. Checks can be made payable to “Clearfield County 4-H Development Fund”