Letter: Donation to 4-H will reap dividendsIt has been incredible to see the amount of community support for youth programming and specifically for the Nobles County 4-H youth development program.
By: Joyce Soderholm, Deb Hodapp, Kile Behrends, Sharon Balster and Arnie Ihrke, Extension Committee members, Worthington Daily Globe
It has been incredible to see the amount of community support for youth programming and specifically for the Nobles County 4-H youth development program. Dedicated volunteers and broad based community support continue to be critical to the success of this program.
The Prins family donation is one of the many examples of dedication and commitment to youths and we express our gratitude to everyone who shares their time and resources to benefit youth in our community. 4-H’s “learn by doing” approach guides youth in designing and participating in their own programs and activities. Through this process, kids develop essential, transferrable skills they’ll use throughout their lives.
Youths who participate in 4-H programs:
Build self-confidence through mastery of skills and public speaking
Expand their understanding of citizenship and government
Learn to work collaboratively with their peers and adults
Begin career development
Learn firsthand from community leaders
The contribution from the Nobles County Sheriff’s department reinforces that Minnesota’s counties benefit when they invest in 4-H Youth Development. Engaged youth make better decisions, give back to their communities and grow up to be solid, contributing citizens — better communicators, better problem solvers, and better equipped to learn and lead.
The Nobles County Extension Committee is proud to support and advocate for youth development experiences and positive outcomes for the youths in our community. We are grateful for the support we have received from Nobles County in the past and look forward to a continued partnership.