The anticipation is building for National 4-H Week, during which millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating everything 4-H. The theme of this year\u2019s National 4-H Week is Find Your Spark, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county \u0336 from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities \u0336 are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career. Lake County 4-H will observe National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them. By engaging in innovative pursuits through 4-H projects and activities, field trips, and community service, youth get the opportunity of expressing themselves in a positive, tangible, and meaningful way while instilling a sense of achievement and pride, boosting their self-confidence all while developing life skills. 4-H, the nation\u2019s largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. Here in Lake County, 4-H reached 97 youth, ages 5 \u2013 19, through the 4-H Learning Kit program during the 2020 \u2013 2021 4-H year, making Lake County 4-H the largest youth-based organization in the county. For more information on the Lake County 4-H program, contact Laurie Platte Breza, 4-H Coordinator, at email@example.com. 4-H enrollment can be found at https:\/\/v2.4honline.com. 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-19. Age is determined on Jan. 1 of the current year.