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4-H in Polk County

    The personal benefits of volunteering
    Have you ever wondered if adults gain anything from 4-H? Dr. Jennifer Skuza shares findings from our recent survey of 4-H volunteers. It's not just youth who benefit from 4-H participation.
    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H award 15 scholarships
    Congratulations to the 2019 Minnesota 4-H scholarship recipients! These fifteen outstanding 4-H youth and alumni across Minnesota stood out among over 120 individuals who submitted applications.
    Keep youth safe – have emergency plans in place
    Planning in advance to be prepared for a variety of 4-H activities is an important key to keeping all participants safe. Utilize the “keeping youth safe” website for resources and information, and make sure to develop and have in place an emergency plan for all 4-H programs, activities and outings.
    Follow the medication policy and procedures
    4-H medication policy and procedures are designed to help keep all youth safe. Utilize the information sheet to understand the policy and how it works. Complete an authorization form before day or overnight activities occur when a parent/guardian is not present.
    Utilize Cloverbud policies and practices when planning programs
    The 4-H Cloverbud program supports the positive development of kindergarten – 2nd grade 4-H members. This requires safety measures, policies and rules that are age appropriate. A resource for parents, guardians and mentors provides information needed to plan safe and age appropriate programs and activities for this age group.
    Take advantage of this great 4-H video-making opportunity!
    4-H members in grades 6-12 who are interested in learning how to make a video or learning more about videography are invited to attend a 4-H video discovery project at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 21-25.
    Register for 2019 State Arts-In!
    All youth currently in grade nine - one year post high school are invited to participate in a 22 day theater arts/leadership/team building experience at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The 2019 Arts-In experience begins Aug. 8.
    Fair Information
    Hope to see you at the Polk County Fair July 10 - 14, 2019!
    How to talk with youth about violence
    Acts of violence are all around us. As caring adults, how do we help youth to process tragedy and maintain a sense of safety? Dr. Jennifer A. Skuza offers suggestions.
    Congratulations 2019 Helping Hands Grant recipients!
    Extension Development and Minnesota 4-H are happy to announce the 2019 Helping Hands Grant recipients. Of the 31 applications we received, 24 projects totaling $30,300 were awarded to 4-H clubs from 16 counties across the state.

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