What does the 4-H Youth Development Program offer in Trempealeau County?
The positive development of our young people is our highest priority; the most effective way to accomplish this is through our 4-H Community Clubs where the resources and educational programs of the University of Wisconsin are made available to Trempealeau County families. Major programming centers around:
- Encouraging the positive development of 4-H youth
- Encouraging environmental awareness and appreciation for all youth in the County through 7th and 8th Grade Environmental Days
Highlights of current efforts include:
- Strengthening 4-H Community Clubs to provide a strong sense of belonging and community for youth and their families
- Working with Project Leaders through problem-solving and project workshops to best utilize the educational resources and programs of the University of Wisconsin Department of Youth Development
- Providing opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills 1) by serving as members and officers on the Trempealeau County 4-H Leaders’ Board and 2) by attending one of nine club officer training sessions offered each year
- Strengthening the 4-H Leaders’ Association by developing the teaching and leadership skills of adult volunteers
- Offering four New Leader Orientations annually to help adult volunteers contribute more effectively to the 4-H Program
- Working closely with our nine County schools and thirteen environmental educators to present an effective annual 7th Grade Environmental Day
- Working closely with our nine County schools and personnel at Lock and Dam #6, the Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge and Perrot State Park to educate annually our County’s 8th Graders about the impact these three unique County locations exert upon our environment
- Working closely with the Trempealeau County Agricultural Society to assure an annual County Fair that adequately showcases the efforts of our County’s youth.