4-H youth take part in leadership conference
Fifty-eight 4-H youth leaders from nine counties in West Central Minnesota attended the 4-H Apps Youth Leadership Conference February 11-12 in Alexandria, including 14 youth from Douglas County.
The conference, which focused on leadership and team-building skills, was planned and run by 10 regional ambassadors who worked with 4-H staff to offer large and small group presentations and hands-on activities. Guest speaker Ron Domschot of the Douglas County Food Shelf talked with the participants about the mission and needs of food shelves. Youth then participated in a service learning project, creating Birthday Bags to donate to food shelves.
Ronda Kent served as a chaperone. Participants included (back row, left to right) Michael Way, a regional ambassador from Evansville, member of the Chippewans 4-H Club; Jordan Lund of Brandon, Moe; Hannah Gebhardt of Brandon, Moe; Kyle Lieser of Glenwood, Lucky Star; Molly Schouweiler of Alexandria, Chippewans; Josh Brezina of Alexandria, Lucky Star; Natalie Barten of Alexandria, GoBees; Molly Maudal of Carlos, Liberty Livewires; (front row) Gabby Way of Garfield, Chippewans; Kayla Egenes of Alexandria, Chippewans; Ethan Way of Evansville, Chippewans; Jack Schouweiler of Alexandria, Chippwans; Megan Egenes of Alexandria, Chippewans; Katie Kent of Alexandria, GoBees.