The University of Maryland Extension has welcomed Jamie Kenton as the new 4-H youth development educator in Washington County.
Kenton holds a master’s degree in education from Towson University, and has more than 20 years of experience working with youth in a variety of settings.
Kenton began her new position as the 4-H youth development educator on Jan. 9.
The 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators.
Kenton encourages parents and youth to get involved with 4-H.
“Whether you live in a city, suburb or rural area, there is something for all youth,” she said.
“4-H’ers engage in hands-on learning activities in the areas of science, citizenship and healthy living. With a new year comes the chance for new experiences, new adventures and new opportunities.”
To find out how you and/or your child can benefit from the program, attend the Meet and Greet the 4-H Educator event Friday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. at University of Maryland Extension, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro.
For more information, call 301-791-1404 or go to www.washington.umd.edu.
Extension office names Kenton as 4-H educator
Jamie Kenton (Submitted photo / February 6, 2012)