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December 23, 2019

The Youth Program Summer Assistant supports Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with the preparation and delivery of summer educational programs. Primary responsibilities include support and coordination of K-12 youth programs, especially in relation to the O’Brien County Youth Fair preparation and delivery as part of the 4-H Youth Development Program in O’Brien County to improve the effectiveness and efficient delivery of programming.

February 19, 2020

In its fourth year, O’Brien County Career Day connects high school sophomores with local business and career opportunities in their home county. New this year, the O’Brien County Career Day committee, in partnership with local businesses, will also award one $500 scholarship to a past attendee.

February 3, 2020

STEM Fest, Junior is open to 1st through 3rd graders. Youth are invited to spend the morning learning and having fun while participating in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities hosted by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Northwest Iowa Youth Development Team. 

January 16, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, in partnership with Project STOMP, will offer four free Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings in Northwest Iowa during February and early-March. The training is open to any individuals who work with youth and teens on a daily basis. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults who work with 12-to-18-year-old youth the skills they need to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health issues, including: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or substance abuse problems.

August 8, 2019

O'Brien County 4-H Youth Council is a group of O’Brien County 4-H’ers going into grades 9-12. The group provides input on current county 4-H programs, plans and carries out county-wide activities, and serves the communities in O’Brien County. County Council members are ambassadors for the 4-H program and are positive role models for younger 4-H members. By serving on this council, 4-H’ers are taking the initiative to become tomorrow’s leaders.

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