Smethport’s Mara Ours Attends National 4-H Conference

Bradford Era – by Penn State Extension – Smethport High School sophomore Mara Ours attended the National 4-H Conference held in April at Hyatt Regency Crystal City near Washington, D.C.

Ours (front left) was one of 10 Pennsylvania 4-H members to participate in the effort to bring youth voice to high-level government discussions.

“My experience at National 4-H Conference truly changed my life,” Ours declared. “I enjoyed collaborating with 4-H members across the country.”

During the event, 4-H members ages 15 to 19 participated in roundtable discussions on pressing national topics. After a few days of brainstorming and preparation, the youth presented their ideas to a federal agency.

Ours worked on a roundtable focused on promoting inclusive and welcoming communities. Read More