ALAMOSA – Every year, 4-Her’s in the San Luis Valley participate in a number of 4-H programs to help improve their knowledge and leadership skills. This spring, the Alamosa Tractor Supply store is continuing their long-standing partnership with 4-H for the 2019 Spring Paper Clover Campaign. This effort makes it possible for more youth in the community to experience 4-H’s youth-led, hands-on programming.
From March 27 to April 7 Alamosa Tractor Supply customers can participate in the 2019 Spring Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at checkout. The funds raised will be awarded as scholarships to individual San Luis Valley 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. The number of scholarships distributed to students following the spring campaign will be determined based on the total amount raised.
Since it began in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $14,000,000 in essential funding. The Paper Clover fundraiser, which takes place in the spring and fall, raised over $1,000,000 during the Fall 2018 campaign. The fundraising effort directly supports numerous 4-H programs in the San Luis Valley.
For more information on the 4-H youth development program visit http://sanluisvalley.colostate.edu, contact the San Luis Valley Extension office at 719-852-7381 or [email protected], or drop in at 1899 E. Hwy 160 in Monte Vista. 4-H is a cooperative effort between Colorado State University Extension and Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.