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Out of Trouble and Into 4-H

Every community struggles with how to help at-risk youth.  The right intervention can get them out of the courtroom and on a better path. In Clinton County, the solution came when Chad Mason, the juvenile court’s community service coordinator, asked a teenager if he wanted to try his hand at raising a hog.  Suddenly, a court-run 4-H club named Bacon & Bits was born!   Read this inspiring story here and see what a difference 4-H and dedicated volunteers can make for troubled teens.