IMPACT Youth Leadership Team Service Day
The county-wide group of eight grade students are nominated by their schools for their leadership potential. One component of the IMPACT Youth Leadership Retreat on November 16 and 17 was to identify ways they could give back to their communities. The IMPACT team chose to host Pizza Ranch fund raiser nights to raise money for the American Cancer Society local Relay for Life. Their March events raised $645.
In spite of the cold, windy weather the IMPACT team, along with their mentor Amber Jaworski and 4-H Youth Coordinator, Cindy Cleveringa, walked almost five miles along the west edge of Rock Valley and the Puddle Jumper Trail in Orange City and Alton picking up lots of trash.
The IMPACT team’s final event of the year will be to present their donation at the June 14 Relay for Life in Sioux Center.
As an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County 4-H program, IMPACT Youth Leadership fits into the 4-H mission of “empowering youth to reach their full potential, working and learning with caring adults. “ The IMPACT Youth Leadership program teaches youth the skills to understand their own leadership styles, how teams work and an understanding of how the group can perform more effectively. A strong component of the IMPACT program is that not only does the program identify leadership skills, but it also teaches those skills to the participants and then gives them an opportunity to put those skills into practice in their community.
If you would like more information about how your child can join 4-H or how you can become a volunteer, contact the Sioux County Extension Office at 712-737-4230 or email email@example.com
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