OXFORD Ė Itís no secret that todayís youth feel pressure. Pressure to excel in school, go to college, get a job, etc. How they overcome those pressures is a true testament to their character. Take Oxford natives Madalyn and Natalie Barrows for example.
The sisters, Madalyn, 10, and Natalie, 12, credit their enrollment in 4-H, the nationís largest youth organization, to helping them overcome adversity and helping build confidence along the way. The life skills taught through 4-H has helped them learn to work with others, overcome challenges and complete jobs once they started them.
Madalyn and Natalie took advantage of the breadth of programs 4-H offers, from science and agriculture to business and creative arts.