PrintTeton 4-H is raising funds for two new clubs

The Teton County 4-H, a local youth development program of the University of Idaho Extension, is asking readers to donate funds to support and grow our Shooting Sports Program. Through this special program, youth participants will gain confidence, learn life skills, and foster responsibility and ethics around hunting and other shooting disciplines. Community donations will directly support two well-established shooting clubs, archery and rifle, and the development of two new clubs in the disciplines of hunting and shotgun.

The 4-H Mission is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes enabling them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. 4-H is an affordable, supportive environment and offers something for everyone including organized sports, arts, science, home economics, food systems, agriculture, civic engagement, horses, and animal husbandry.

Teton County 4-H has already begun meetings of the new shotgun and hunting clubs. Participants are learning the safe, appropriate and responsible use of firearms and archery equipment while gaining marksmanship skills and appreciation for the outdoors and wildlife. The organizers of 4-H Shooting Sports have developed a curriculum that teaches a healthy respect for firearms, intense safety practices, and lessons on ethics, conservation, and opportunities to practice solid life skills.

The Teton Valley 4-H philosophy for Shooting Sports is that “we don’t focus on making champion shooters; we focus on developing champion kids.”

Donations may be mailed or hand delivered to Teton County 4-H, 235 S. 5th E, Driggs, ID 83422. Donations will also be accepted online through GoFundMe at: https://tinyurl.com/y3jqyzoe. Please call 208-354-2961 or email teton@uidaho.edu about Shooting Sports or any other 4-H program.

About University of Idaho The University of Idaho is one of only 72 land-grant research universities across the country. Home to nearly 12,000 students, the UI is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. University of Idaho Cooperative Extension offers research-based educational programs and publications in the areas of agriculture, community development, family and consumer science, and 4-H youth development. Learn more at www.uidaho.edu. To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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