Wyoming State 4-H Foundation provides counties over $242K in financial support | TSLN.com

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation provides counties over $242K in financial support

Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs and their youths in fiscal year 2014 totaled $242,091.

County 4-H programs and the state foundation are not-for-profit organizations that work together to provide experiences to help youths ages 8-18 excel during their school years and lifetime, said Steve Mack, director of the foundation.

The support was for several areas, including college scholarships, out-of-state trips, the Showcase Showdown and shooting sports, youth in governance, and meat, wool, horse and livestock judging. Additionally, $28,000 went toward awards for all state contests.

Financial assistance varied per county, ranging from $491 in Sweetwater to $24,587 in Albany County.

“Each county has the opportunity to have their youths attend numerous state-wide events, national trips, compete in state contests or apply for college scholarships,” said Mack. “Counties that have youths taking advantage of those opportunities will see a larger portion of the benefits the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation provides.”

Individual, corporate, and institutional donations supplement the foundation’s monetary support to Wyoming’s 4-H program.

County totals (rounded to nearest dollar) are:

Albany – $24,587; Big Horn – $2,673; Campbell – $16,437; Carbon – $15,477; Converse – $4,632; Crook – $2,376; Fremont – $13,300; Goshen – $14,746; Hot Springs – $5,311; Johnson – $14,480; Laramie – $23,417; Lincoln – $4,174; Natrona – $8,013; Niobrara – $17,449; Park – $4,635; Platte – $14,189; Sheridan – $9,435; Sublette – $9,173; Sweetwater – $491; Teton – $5,843; Uinta – $8,093; Washakie – $6,829; Weston – $16,331.

–Wyoming 4-H

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