Youth Dancing

Winning Ways Story
Hilton, NY
Mike Callahan

Mike Callahan has been working with a teen group for the past year or so. It started out as a "family dance group" but has evolved into a "young-middle aged" teen group. They are lucky to get about 2 squares. The organizing couple has been frustrated by the fact that the Church Hall that we dance at is not available regularly and our group sometimes is not allowed to use the hall at the last minute. Mike suggested that they contact the local Co-operative Extension Office (4H) to see if they would be interested in sponsoring the teens as a part of 4H. Not only was the Co-operative Extension Office hugely interested, they have offered to give the group a hall every Friday night at no charge! It will also be publicized in the 4H catalogue as a part of their many programs for youth. But this is not the end of the story.

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