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Showing posts from July, 2016

4-H youth explore Hmong cooking, art, dance, and culture

Each spring the Minnesota 4-H Foundation distributes grants to 4-H clubs who want to make a difference in their community. We will be featuring one grantee every month this year to celebrate all the wonderful ways Minnesota 4-H'ers are living out the 4-H Pledge. Our featured grantee for this month connected Hmong youth with cultural learning and community service. We hope you enjoy their story.

Now several years in the making, a partnership between AsianMedia Access and Urban 4-H has created the Hmong Mother and Daughter Club (HMDC), based in North Minneapolis. With support from Helping Hands grants from the Minnesota 4-H Foundation, the HMDC mixes relationship development opportunities with cultural learning and community service projects decided on by the youth. Youth love the program due to it allowing them to try and experience things that their schools can’t offer.

Each year, HMDC hosts a six-month-long program connecting Hmong girls ages 6-18 years old with each other, adul…