National 4-H Week was celebrated locally and nationally last 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 percent 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 percent explored a new activity, project or idea.
“Minnesota 4-H is a welcoming place for all youth,” said Brooke Remer, Extension educator in 4-H Youth Development in Cass 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 the University of Minnesota Extension. To learn more about 4-H in Cass County, visit https://extension.umn.edu/local/cass.