Fond du Lac, WI – 4-H Educators from Washington, Ozaukee, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan Counties are bringing a Taste of 4-H to local youth organizations through the distribution of project kits, thanks to funding provided by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.
“We’re excited to share about 4-H and what the program has to offer with the project kits,” stated Tracy Keifenheim, Extension Fond du Lac County 4-H Program Educator. “I am so excited to develop this new partnership and continue to expand on this outreach through our project kits.”
The kits align with the 4-H project areas of science, art, and wellness, and include materials, instructions, and reflection questions for youth and families to “learn by doing” at home. Families, who may be unfamiliar with 4-H, will have the opportunity to experience fun and engaging 4-H activities at home.
Each kit is designed to encourage youth to try new things and reflect on their learning. The science kit explores aerospace and basic engineering principles, the wellness kit focuses on mindfulness and healthy eating, while the art kit introduces monotype printmaking.
The project kits were delivered to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County on Thursday, December 17. The youth and families will be able to pick them up from this organization this week, just in time for their winter break.
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, with more than six million members and over 90,000 clubs. 4-H involves youth in project-based education. Through project learning, youth can explore their interests and master new skills. 4-H projects are meant to be hands-on to create a memorable learning experience.
Pictured from left to right: 4-H Program Educators, Tracy Keifenhem, Extension Fond du Lac County, Amy Mangan-Fischer, Extension Washington County, and Jayna Hintz, Extension Ozaukee County.
Pictured from left to right: Rae Nell Halbur BBBS, Administrative Specialist, & Fond du Lac County 4-H Volunteer, and Tracy Keifenhem, Extension 4-H Program Educator Fond du Lac County with the 50 Taste of 4-H kits funded by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation for BBBS to try out 4-H from the comfort of their homes!