Help lifelong 4-Hers go to Ireland!
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Please add in the comments section "For Clay County 4H Ireland Trip"
Johnna and Zach have been selected to travel to Ireland through the WVU 4-H Program “Ireland Learning Adventures” in August of 2018. This is an exceptional opportunity for these long-time volunteers to learn about the fascinating aspects of Irish culture, such as the Gaelic language, history, agriculture, and geography of the country. The immersive itinerary includes the destinations of Dublin, Galway, the Connemara Region of the Republic of Ireland, and the Aran Islands. Johnna and Zach will gain a first-hand understanding and appreciation of the connections between Irish and Appalachian heritages, and strengthen their skills of working in culturally diverse environments.
Johnna and Zach will return to Clay County and speak at elementary schools and 4-H functions where they will share their experience and promote diversity to approximately 900 youth in their area. Michael Shambln, WVU Extension Agent in Clay County, remarked, “Our area is so isolated. It’s important that we take time to share experiences like this with our youth. They need to understand everyone is different and important." Johnna and Zach are excited to have the opportunity to participate in this international experience, but more so they are thrilled they will have the chance to come back to Clay County and educate the youth on the Irish culture.
To ease the cost of this international adventure we are asking 4-H members and friends to consider making a donation today. A donation of any size will have a huge impact on both Johnna and Zach's Ireland experience. To the right of the page you will our Giving Menu, these specific areas will make up a majority of Zach and Johnna's expenses. Please take a look and see what area you would like to make an impact on!
Thank you in advance for your support!
All donations to this project are tax deductible.