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April 11, 2008

Gaston County 4-H club strives to help others

Gaston County 4-H club

One of the favorite projects of the Gaston County 4-H Explorers Kids Care Club has been helping people with Special Needs through the Special Olympics Spring Games, through the Special Olympics basketball team and Camp Seratoma, a five-week camp for teens and adults. The club loves to work with the special needs population. They have learned that people with special needs may be different in some ways, but they are also like them in many ways. One can see the big impact it has had on one member in the above quote. The impact the club has made on the community can be clearly seen in all of their projects.

Janet Haynes, facilitator, started the club because she wanted to work with youth and help them see that they can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. The 20 youth members, ages 5 to 18 years, have been very busy making a difference and developing relationships with people in need for the past four years.

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Posted by Natalie at April 11, 2008 02:19 PM