National 4-H Week is being celebrated locally and nationally this week. 

Across the United States, 4-H empowers nearly 6 million young people through hands-on learning. In Minnesota, more than 66,000 young people take part in 4-H and the organization’s impact is felt throughout the state. For instance, last year: 

•89% of young people reported working with peers to address problems in their community; 

•More than 11,000 youth became more involved in projects focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math); 

•93% explored a new activity, project or idea.  

“Minnesota 4-H is a welcoming place for all youth,” said Jeremy Freeman, Extension Educator in 4-H Youth Development in Chisago County. “Our theme for this year’s 4-H Week is ‘Find Your Spark!’ and that’s a great way to describe how 4-H can make a positive impact on a young person’s life. 

4-H is operated by University of Minnesota Extension. To learn more about 4-H in Chisago County, visit or contact Jeremy Freeman at 651-277-0150 or by email at

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