Beverly Hasner of Clark County was honored with a 2020 Frank Graham 4-H Volunteer Leadership Award by the 4-H Center for Youth Development in March. Bev Hasner was one of 22 volunteers recognized statewide for commitment and leadership to the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Youth Development program. Bev has served the 4-H program in Lewis and Clark Counties for 43 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 held 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 1958-1975. 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 https://extension2.missouri.edu/frank-graham-award