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Beth Neil: "4-H gave me courage and confidence to go after my dreams!"

If not for the confidence I learned from Minnesota 4-H, I might have not had the courage to chase my dreams.

I’ve always loved singing, but when I was younger I was insecure about performing in front of other people. I was afraid to apply to be in State Arts-In because I didn’t think I would be accepted, but I was welcomed with open arms and huge smiles.

Over the course of my time as an Artsie, I built friendships and confidence in my performing abilities. Arts-In forced me out of my bubble, helped me get to know other people who loved performing, and taught me how to see the talents of those around me.

Now I’m living in Nashville, TN, singing in the church choir and working in communications. I don’t know what’s in store for me next, but I know that if I don’t try, I’ll never find out.

Beth and fellow Artsies
2004 State Fair
4-H gave me courage and confidence to go after my dreams. That is why I give to Minnesota 4-H.

Will you join me in giving a gift that ensures future Minnesota 4-H'ers find the courage to chase their dreams? 

Here's to a wonderful 2016 where we courageously chase our dreams!

Beth Neil
Goodhue County 4-H Alum

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