Carson Humphreys of Callaway County was honored with a 2019 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award by the 4-H Center for Youth Development in March.
Carson was one of 20 volunteers recognized statewide for commitment and leadership to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development program. Carson has served the Callaway County 4-H program for 17 years.
"It is an honor to provide these outstanding volunteers with this recognition in honor of the late Frank Graham, also known as Mr. 4-H. These volunteers have demonstrated loyalty and skills in developing youth as leaders of today," said Dr. Lupita Fabregas, director of the MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development.
This year's recognition event was at the 4-H Center for Youth Development on the MU campus. The guest presenter was Clint Darr, Afterschool Regional Educator of the Missouri Afterschool Network. A certified Laughter Yoga instructor, he led a workshop on the power of positivity especially when working with youth.
The Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership award recognizes exemplary volunteers for their hard work and dedication to helping Missouri youth grow. It is named for Frank Graham who served as director of MU Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development from 1958-75. During his 33 years of service, Graham was an avid supporter of volunteer leadership, believing that a volunteer is the foundation of the 4-H program.
For more information about the Missouri 4-H Program, go to extension2.missouri.edu/frank-graham-award.