Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-Summer 2022

This week was the official start to summer.  It was a hot one and it was full of another kind of heat, ‘sparks’.  In Positive Youth Development we talk about how sparks “give a young person a sense of direction and encourages goal setting.”  June 21 was one of two Spark Days held by Division […]

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4-H Means Belonging. Belonging Means All Youth

June is Pride Month  The Department of Instruction cites “Wisconsin’s LGBTQ students reported higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts than their peers” according to the Youth Behavior Risk Survey.  Belonging is a key aspect of 4-H.  We are grateful for our community partners and the work they do to keep youth safe and connected […]

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4-H Camp is back 2022 & Adult Volunteers Needed!!

4-H Camp families, we have a wonderful opportunity and need your help! The reality is, until April 15th, the state hadn’t given approval to allow us to hold our Rock County 4-H Camp (with overnights) in 2022. With this opportunity, our challenge is that without enough 4-H Adult Volunteers, we will not be able to […]

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Diversity Action Team Program-Inside the Diversity of Asian America

You can watch the recording on Hedberg Public Library’s YouTube Channel to learn more.  Learning also means leading.  The following are some Action Steps youth can take using a variety of resources. Self-Educate:  Set your own learning goals and find resources you love to learn with.  For example a website https://asianamericanedu.org/, a book https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/asian-americans/,  a […]

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Create your Educational Action Plan JUNTOS!

What is an Educational Action Plan? It is a plan to guide our steps and actions to follow so that we reach our educational goals. You can identify the small goals in order to reach the large goals. Ask yourself: What is the educational goal you want to achieve? What are the actions needed to […]

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight-Spring 2022

Seed Catalogs are Sent in January It’s March.  It’s officially spring.  And, it’s time to plant seeds. . . almost. When I returned from Guatemala, I told my dad I wanted to learn to garden.  His specific knowledge of best practices was often simplified to a garden built on hills and trenches that you visited […]

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4-H Trailblazers!

Meet the people of 4-H who are breaking down barriers, creating change, and inspiring others. As educators, community activists, industry experts, innovators, and leaders, these 4-H trailblazers are paving the way for generations to come.  To commemorate Black History Month, join us in celebrating these trailblazing youth, alumni, and supporters who have created change and […]

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February is Black History Month 

Chris Clover is learning from youth around the state and the country.   Learn more about Black History here:  https://blackhistory.today/ UW Madison events https://www.wisc.edu/black-history/  National 4-H  https://4-h.org/about/blog/black-history-month-celebrating-innovation-diversity-leadership/  https://4-h.org/about/blog/black-history-month-serving-the-underserved/  Or by registering for Black History Education Virtual Conference Youth Series https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR4S3XhxYFmYkaJXTjQbZGyJdw6ExGKWeYV-zuT_n_LoGPNg/viewform

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Youth-Adult Partnership Spotlight–Winter 2022

How Are You(th) Supported? What, or who, are you(th) supports made of?  Are in the ‘right place?  Whose design are you following?  Will everyone be comfortable inside the relationship, or even the conversation, when you are finished? In my work with UW-Madison, Division of Extension in Community Youth Development, I have tried to find as […]

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