Making me sit through 4-H meetings when I was younger was the best decision my mother ever made. The program and its many opportunities has provided me with a second family, and has taught me everything school doesn't. It taught me to step out of my comfort zone, which was a gateway into every other positive attribute one can develop. Without 4-H, I would not be the motivated and civically active youth that I am today. Because of my experience, I want to do everything I can to ensure that other youth and future generations have the same and better opportunities that I have; I plan to dedicate the rest of my youth to the program, as well as my adulthood, making youth development my career.