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12 Douglas County 4-H youth attend leadership training

The annual training drew 60 attendees.

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Douglas County youth who attended 4-H leadership training: Back row, from left: Thomas Dutcher-Chippewans 4-H Club; Jackson Dutcher-Chippewans 4-H Club; Owinn Cimbura-Hoofbeats 4-H Club; Abigail Fiskness-Liberty Livewires 4-H Club; Lacie Lange-Liberty Livewires 4-H Club; Lacey Siira-Moe 4-H Club. 2nd row from left: Kaleb Fuglseth-Moe 4-H Club; Isabella Wilson-Lake Mary Troopers 4-H Club; Ethan Radil-Liberty Livewires 4-H Club. Front row, from left: Lauren Thoennes-Moe 4-H Club; Kendall Elmer-Moe 4-H Club; and Greta Fuglseth-Moe 4-H Club. (Contributed / University of Minnesota Extension)

Douglas County sent 12 youth to a 4-H Junior Leader Workshop called “Ignite Your Spark” to learn leadership skills.

The camp was held Oct. 21 at Faith Haven Camp near Battle Lake. This camp is designed to inspire and enable each participant to uncover unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success as a leader in their 4-H program.

Sixty youth in grades 6-9 attended, representing eight 4-H programs.

Youth plan and carry out activities during the camp through committees they sit on where they learn to work together as a team, become more confident and showcase their skills to others. Committees are guided by Continuing Committee Members who were chosen after last year’s camp through an application process.

Leadership workshops included team building, social emotional learning, communication, problem solving, stress management, exploring the Minnesota 4-H State ambassador program and learning about themselves.

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For information about 4-H, contact the Douglas County Extension Office at mnext-douglas@umn.edu.

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