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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has hired two youth program specialists to work with the 4-H Youth Development Program in central Iowa. Tiffany Berkenes and Marisue Hartung will serve Polk, Warren, Dallas and Madison counties.
Just like corn in Iowa, Latino and Native American youth can grow tall and strong. That’s the message of Maize, a culturally-based youth leadership accelerator from Iowa 4-H Youth Development. The third annual Maize retreat is April 21-23 for youth in grades 9-12.
The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program is celebrating 20 years of providing Clover Kids programs to children and youth statewide. Iowa 4-H Clover Kids reaches more than 9,000 Iowa youth in kindergarten through third grade.
Nearly 150 youth in grades 8-12 participated in the third annual Maize retreat April 21-23. Maize is a culturally based youth leadership accelerator program coordinated by Iowa 4-H Youth Development.
Iowa 4-H Youth Development and Iowa State University are working together on an evidence-based obesity prevention program to help students learn healthier ways to “switch what they do, view and chew.”
Maya Hayslett has been hired as the new crop sciences youth educator and will be working closely with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development and Agriculture and Natural Resources programs to provide leadership and direction for the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Crop Science-STEM priority topic area.
More than 75 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices and partner organizations are working to provide high quality STEM education opportunities to youth for the upcoming solar eclipse.
On Aug. 21 nearly 2,000 young Iowans experienced the near-total solar eclipse at a local 4-H day camp.
ISU Extension and Outreach county offices are ready to recruit and assemble teams of teens for AgOvation, a new 4-H Youth program that challenges youth to explore and develop innovative, science-based solutions to agricultural problems facing their home communities.
Nearly 150 youth in grades 8-12 participated in the fifth annual 4-H Connect Retreat at Iowa State University and Clover Woods Camping Center. The spring retreat connects youth to 4-H while celebrating Latino, Native American, Asian, African and Asian/African American cultures.