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 https://extension.umn.edu/local/chisago or contact Jeremy Freeman at 651-277-0150 or by email at email@example.com.