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Black Business Owners Speak

This summer Extension partnered with Fit Oshkosh to interview 48 African American business owners in Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, and Brown Counties. Preliminary findings are now available in this infographic. In coming months, Extension is analyzing the interviews and will publish on themes including 1)access to financial resources, 2)motivations for starting a business, 3)identity […]

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La amabilidad de los seres humanos.

La amabilidad es la cualidad de ser amable, generoso y considerado. La amabilidad hace que las personas se sientan bien y ayuda a desarrollar amistades. En una investigación, los niños que hacían actos de bondad por otros tenían más amigos. Las habilidades sociales y de relaciones, como la amabilidad, se pueden desarrollar. Una forma de […]

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Humankind. Be Both.

Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Kindness makes people feel good and helps develop friendships. In a recent study, kids who did kind things for others had more friends. Social and relationships skills, such as kindness, can be developed. One way to practice this skill is through random acts of kindness. […]

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Tidemann receives National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Continued Excellence Award for Wisconsin

Michelle Tidemann, UW Madison, Division of Extension Fond du Lac County Human Development & Relationship Extension Educator was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) 85th annual session, whose theme was “Nurturing the Richness of Lifelong Learning”. She received the NEAFCS Continued Excellence Award at the conference held September […]

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Todos mis sentimientos

Los niños que reciben el apoyo de sus padres al expresar sentimientos desarrollan habilidades sociales más fuertes y tienen mejores amistades. Al igual que los adultos, los niños sienten diferentes emociones como felicidad, tristeza, vergüenza e ira. Las emociones de los niños se vuelven más complejas a medida que crecen. Para los niños, esto puede […]

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Feeling All My Feelings

Children whose parents support them when they express feelings have stronger social skills and better friendships. Just like adults, children feel different emotions such as happiness, sadness, embarrassment, and anger. Children’s emotions get more complex as they get older. This can be hard for children to understand. You can help by talking to them about […]

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Disparities in Entrepreneurship

Parity Analysis – Black or African American Owned Businesses Fond du Lac, Outagamie, and Winnebego Counties Fond du Lac      Outagamie       Winnebago  Percent Population-Black or African American  Share of Firms- Black or African-American Owned  Share of Employment in Black or African American Owned Businesses  Share of Sales/Receipts by Black or African American […]

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October: FY19 End Year

The FY19 fiscal year has ended for the FoodWIse nutrition education program. From October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019, FoodWIse reached the following: 7746 contacts 4132 female; 3614 male 1557 Hispanic/Latino; 6131 non-Hispanic/Latino 1439 preschool-aged; 5277 school-aged; 632 adults; and 398 seniors 5072 White; 1599 Black/African American; 697 Asian; 107 American Indian/Alaska Native; and […]

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Calling All Adult Volunteers!

Do you know how to do arts and crafts, crochet/knit, or sand and paint a piece of wood? Have you ever decorated a cake, grown vegetables, or created scale models of trains/cars? Would you be interested in learning with youth how to build a rocket, how to work with animals, or how to work on […]

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Creating Group Expectations for a Successful Youth Meeting

By Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator Everyone is on time, all the youth officers are present, there is an agenda. What could go wrong? Perhaps the question should be reframed: How can we make it better? There are things we can control, like agendas, room set-up, etc. Then, there are some things we […]

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