Yes I Can 4-H Club members present butterfly garden

Members of the Yes I Can 4-H Club, key 4-H club leader/teacher Margaret "Peggy" Colrin and other students and staff at the Day School for Deaf touched a crowd of nearly 200 as the youth performed during their school's butterfly garden dedication.

On June 5, 2009, members of the Yes I Can 4-H Club, key 4-H club leader/teacher Margaret “Peggy” Colrin and other students and staff at the Day School for Deaf touched a crowd of nearly 200 (including community partners, parents and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing) as the youth exhibited, danced and performed during their school's butterfly garden dedication, a plant science project facilitated by Colrin and the Wayne County 4-H program. The greatest impact of the day’s program was to have Mayor Bing speak “loud and clear” in support of working with the Detroit School Board to keep the Day School for Deaf open for the 2009–2010 school year as it was slated for potential closing due to budget cuts.

Additionally, in the spring of 2009, the Yes I Can 4-H Club, along with members and leaders of 4-H clubs in Allen Park and Mt. Zion, participated in the filming of a new video for developing new 4-H club leaders. Interpreters were present at the Day School for Deaf as MSU Extension staff members shot video of members and leaders of all three Wayne County 4-H clubs emphasizing the intrinsic rewards of belonging to 4-H clubs and serving as 4-H club leaders.

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