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Showing posts from May, 2014

Congratulations Traverse County 4-H!

The Minnesota 4-H Foundation is excited to announce the creation of a new county 4-H endowment for Traverse County. Thirty-four donors contributed over $10,000 to make the Traverse County 4-H Endowment a reality. An anonymous donor enthusiastically gave a $5,000 gift in memory of family members who believed in 4-H and knew what a strong 4-H program brings to the community.

A team of youth and adult volunteers--led by Melissa Persing, Traverse County's 4-H Program Director-- wrote letters, visited with civic groups, wrote thank you message and got local donors excited about this opportunity.

As part of the local 4-H Federation, Traverse County youth will have opportunities to make decisions in partnership with adults about how funds generated through the new endowment will be used to benefit young people in their community. The Federation hopes to use these funds to increase learning about the science behind projects local 4-H'ers are engaged in--whether that be animals, garden…

Imagine what if...

Are you a 4-H alum with some knowledge and experience in the following areas that you are willing to share with young people?

Feeding the World/Hunger
Future of Technology
World and global issues

If so, we need you!

YELLO, Youth Experiencing Leadership and Learning Outloud, the leadership program for 4-H youth held every year in June, is looking for a few 4-H alumni to lead young people in answering the question "What If". For example:

What if there was no hunger in the world?
What if there was no concept of individuality and everyone was equal?
What if technology ruled the world?
During YELLO, June 9-11, young people from around the state will gather to imagine how our state, nation and world could be different "if". The 4-H state ambassadors who plan YELLO have asked me to reach out to all of our alumni around the state to find a few who can not only share their experience and knowledge on a subject but who can also share how 4-H has influenced th…