We would like to share a letter that we received from the States 4-H International
On behalf of States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H), we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your state’s participation in our 2012 global citizenship youth exchange programs. As our world becomes more interconnected, international youth education programs like those we facilitate are indispensable and serve a crucial role in fostering cultural competency and promoting world understanding. Given the current economic climate, your willingness to support global citizenship programs by opening your state to international youth is commendable and greatly appreciated. We sincerely hope the experience has been as gratifying and enriching for the 4-H community and families in your state as it has been for our international participants.
The success of States’ 4-H’s global citizenship programs would not be possible without the efforts and dedication form 4-H staff and volunteers in you state. We presented the Extraordinary Quality Program Award to Virginia 4-H at our annual Fall Coordinators’ Conference on November 9, 2012 in Wichita, KS.
Thank you your continued support and partnership. We are grateful for your state’s participation in our global citizenship programs and look forward to another successful year in 2013.
Deryl Walren, States’ 4-H International Board Chair
Yoko Kawaguchi, States’ 4-H International President