4-H has been a huge part of my life since I first joined when I was just nine years old. Older members helped bring me out of my shell and created the extrovert I am today. 4-H has opened more doors for me than I can count and I will be forever grateful. I have made countless friends throughout the province thanks to provincial, regional, district, and club events.
4-H helped grow my passion by exposing me to the many opportunities within the agriculture sector while displaying the important role agriculture plays in feeding a growing population. Being able to speak confidently in front of a crowd is a rare skill to find in people however it is a skill found in every single 4-H’er. In my opinion this is the greatest skill 4-H gave me, it has allowed me to stand out both in class and in the job world. I will always be thankful for the skills that 4-H gave but were not limited to team building skills, budget planning, project planning, problem solving, leadership, community engagement, and the importance of community service. What makes 4-H special are the committed leaders at the grassroots level that want to help shape our youth into the leaders of tomorrow. I will be forever grateful of the skills and passion 4-H gave me and I hope to give back to 4-H in some capacity.