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W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center
In an era defined by education reforms, shifting social values, and changes to traditional family life, our nation's youth are challenged to find their place. As the social fabric that once supported and nurtured the next generation continues to erode, our youth turn to popular media for guidance and the culture of their peers for advice. We must identify ways to overcome the emotional barriers of apathy, and create and offer programs to offset the negative counsel to which young people are exposed.
The W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake is committed to facing these challenges. For more than 40 years, the center has helped to form tomorrow's leaders by offering innovative programs and safe facilities for 4-H members and other youth groups from ages 5 to 19. The center continues to prove its value in educating young people, thereby shaping productive citizens year after year.
In this educational center young people acquire the knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society. With more than 23 educational programs and 25 facilities, the center is well-equipped to handle comprehensive, multi-dimensional instruction.
WORKING TOGETHER TO INVENT THE FUTURE
With the support of generous donors, we will be able to attain our vision of a center that is fully self-sufficient, one that allows families to send their youth without the burden of cost, and one that provides up-to-date buildings, highly trained teaching staff, and an education based on the latest research. Your generosity will help us to positively and profoundly affect the future of hundreds of thousands of youth in Virginia and the quality of life throughout the commonwealth.
OUR CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES
Capital projects: $2.9 million
- Equipment: $170,000
- Programs: $830,000
- Ongoing and future support: $500,000
- TOTAL $4.4 MILLION
Read more about how you can help the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center invent the future. Download the full case statement: W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center, or visit the website.