CHISHOLM, Minn. — During the St. Louis County Fair August 4-8, 2021 North St. Louis County 4-H’ers shared their skills and accomplishments with judges during the 4-H showcase.
“This has been a challenging year for 4-H’ers. We’re truly proud of how they’ve risen to the occasion to help make their showcases happen,” said Extension educator Nicole Kudrle. “We’ve seen some amazing displays of ingenuity from North St. Louis County 4-H’ers.”
“4-H’s priority is to provide learning and leadership experiences that guide youth in building relationships, developing communication techniques, and strengthening organizational skills,” said Jennifer A. Skuza, Extension Center for Youth Development Associate Dean and State 4-H Director. “We’ve been committed to helping maintain the county fair experience as much as possible, recognizing that possibilities and limitations vary among all of Minnesota’s 87 counties.”
Results from judging are below. Educator Nicole Kudrle noted that the events could not have been conducted without the help of families, volunteers and other partners. “We’re grateful to 4-H supporters for helping us put youth at the center of our alternative fair and creating a memorable, meaningful experience.”
71 youth exhibited more than 600 projects during this year’s 4-H Showcase at the St. Louis County Fair.
To learn more about 4-H in North St. Louis County, contact Extension 4-H Educator Nicole *-Kudrle at 218-749-7120 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website, www.4-H.umn.edu.
About Extension 4-H: 4-H is a youth development program of the University of Minnesota Extension. Available for youth grades k-1 year after high school, 4-H’ers participate in hands-on learning experiences in STEM, citizenship & leadership, animal science, creative arts and much more. Through this learn-by-doing process, youth obtain essential life skills such as problem solving, decision making, coping and communicating that help them succeed in their school, college, community and career. Research shows that youth who participate in 4-H have better grades and are more emotionally engaged with school, are more than twice as likely to be civically active and contribute to their communities, and are 47% less likely to have risky or problem behaviors.
— University of Minnesota Extension
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