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Make a Difference

Aug 03, 2018


Dr. Dwight Loveday

Wow! Already the first week of August. We are in the later phases of summer and looking forward to the fall for harvest and football. However, for the 4-H agent it is like spring. As the new school year begins, we have a new crop of 4-Hers and the opportunity to see 4-Hers mature and blossom.

A few weeks ago, I had the TV on and listening to the ESPY awards. Jim Kelly, former Buffalo Bills quarterback, accepted the Jimmy V Award for perseverance. Jim Kelly has been battling cancer for several years. In his acceptance speech, he said “make a difference to- day for someone who is fighting for their tomorrow”. This is a challenge for us that work in 4-H – make a difference in a child’s life.

As we begin a new year, make a difference in someone’s life. Impact youth to do great things!