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. ATLAS of Siouxland was a recipient of their generosity.
Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is continuing to expand its programs by offering their 4-H based STEM camps to non-4-H members. This summer in Sioux County, 77% of the attendance at the STEM camps were students new to the 4-H programs. Over 80 youth were enrolled in various camps throughout the summer.
Sioux County 4-H is happy to recognize Cheryl Palsma as one of the caring adults who have modeled volunteerism, community service, integrity, and leadership to Iowa’s youth. Their legacy is the young people they have mentored who will in turn support the continuation of a 4-H program that builds Iowa’s leaders.