Cooperative Extension’s 4-H offers public speaking for youth |

Cooperative Extension’s 4-H offers public speaking for youth

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Members of 2013 4-H Speaking With Confidence Project. Back ro,: 4-H Leader Steve Lewis, Liam Allen, Shania Sweikar, Rowan Harmon.Front row, Cheyenne Seitz, Griffin Allen, Julia Vigil, Madi Shek, Lander Smith.
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Douglas County 4-H is offering a free public speaking class for youth.

The course will be 4-5 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 27-March 31 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 1325 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

“The 4-H program has a history of turning out outstanding public speakers,” organizers said. “If your children get the jitters when they have to make presentations at school, Cooperative Extension’s free Speaking With Confidence 4-H Program, may be just what they need to conquer their fears and learn public speaking skills early in life.”

The program is designed specifically for youth ages 9 and up. It will include a wide variety of topics, such as controlling nervousness, interpreting body language, interviewing, and using audio-visual aids.

Youth will also learn the importance of practicing and setting goals.

“Instructor Steve Lewis, Douglas County extension educator, is an accomplished public speaker who knows how to make the topic fun and lively for youth,” organizers said.

Interested youth do not need to be a current member of a 4-H club. RSVP by Jan. 21.

For more information or to register, call University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Douglas County at 782-9960.