Three Cumberland County 4-H youth participated in Cumberland County Government Day on May 26. Karleen Wilford, Gabe Guenther and Nina Callavini are all Cumberland County 4-H members who had the opportunity to take advantage of this exceptional program. The students shadowed county employees and learned about their job, what skills are required, what subject areas are emphasized and the importance of working well with other people. Wilford and Callavini shadowed employees in the sheriff’s office. Gabe Guether, who attends Wallace Middle School, shadowed Rutgers Cooperative Extension liaison Freeholder Tom Sheppard and attended a mock freeholders meeting.
4-H Program Assistant Cheryl McCormick was deeply appreciative of the opportunity. “We are very thankful to Kim Wood and her staff for promoting such a wonderful youth development program each year. We were excited to have some of our members again participate in this exceptional leadership and life skills program.”