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Langlade County is observing 4-H National 4-H Week by showcasing the experiences that 4-H offers young people, and highlighting the remarkable 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

According to Holly Luerssen, 4-H program coordinator, the theme of this year's commemoration  is ”Inspire Kids to Do,” which highlights how 4-H encourages youth to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement.

She noted that the positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that youth in every county and parish in the countryfrom urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communitiesare encouaged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career. 

“4-H had taught my children the good feeling that comes from giving back to the community,” Carrie Wincentsen, organizational leader for the newly form Aniwa Rockets 4-H Club, said. “Our family has made so many amazing relationships with in the community.”

Langlade County 4-H's program is more than cows and cookies, Luerssen said. One of the county's most popular projects is Shooting Sports. Youth may choose to participate in the rifle and/or archery disciplines. Leaders attend a special training to provide safe educational youth experience.

One of the benefits of these programs is that youth are not required to have their own equipment to participate. Both the rifle and archery programs have high quality equipment available for them to use. These programs have also partnered with the American Legion and Js Archery & Pro Shop to provide positive experience. Beyond these projects, youth will be able to find an activity that fits any interest.

“I know the positive impact that 4-H has in our youth.” leader Tina Wild said. “As a 4-H volunteer leader and parent, I have watched our youth become respectful, responsible, and gain leadership skills. These things make the youth stronger and more confident in themselves.”

In Langlade County more than 251 youth and 161 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H.

“Youth and adult partnerships are shown to be one of the most effective ways to engage both youth and adults in meaningful activities which contribute to positive youth development,” Luerssen said. “Youth enrolled in 4-H have been shown to improve skills and understands while decreasing in risky behaviors. When partnering with youth, adults also build skills and strengthen the organization to which they belong.”

4-H member Alexis Schmid has enjoyed the trips and experiences.

“Being a part of club events and county trips can be such an amazing feeling,” Schmid said “Though I have been in 4-H for seven years, I'm still learning new things and meeting new people almost every single day because of my experience through 4-H.”

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Luerssen at 715-627-6236 or holly.luerssen@wisc.edu.

Registration for the 2019-2020 4-H year is now open, so it is a prime time to join.
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Amelia Wincentsen and her hen at the Langlade County Fair. She represents the future of 4-H here.

County observing annual 4-H week, program busy
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Langlade County is observing 4-H National 4-H Week by showcasing the experiences that 4-H offers young people, and highlighting the remarkable 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on those around them.

According to Holly Luerssen, 4-H program coordinator, the theme of this year's commemoration  is ”Inspire Kids to Do,” which highlights how 4-H encourages youth to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement.

She noted that the positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that youth in every county and parish in the countryfrom urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communitiesare encouaged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career. 

“4-H had taught my children the good feeling that comes from giving back to the community,” Carrie Wincentsen, organizational leader for the newly form Aniwa Rockets 4-H Club, said. “Our family has made so many amazing relationships with in the community.”

Langlade County 4-H's program is more than cows and cookies, Luerssen said. One of the county's most popular projects is Shooting Sports. Youth may choose to participate in the rifle and/or archery disciplines. Leaders attend a special training to provide safe educational youth experience.

One of the benefits of these programs is that youth are not required to have their own equipment to participate. Both the rifle and archery programs have high quality equipment available for them to use. These programs have also partnered with the American Legion and Js Archery & Pro Shop to provide positive experience. Beyond these projects, youth will be able to find an activity that fits any interest.

“I know the positive impact that 4-H has in our youth.” leader Tina Wild said. “As a 4-H volunteer leader and parent, I have watched our youth become respectful, responsible, and gain leadership skills. These things make the youth stronger and more confident in themselves.”

In Langlade County more than 251 youth and 161 volunteers from the community are involved in 4-H.

“Youth and adult partnerships are shown to be one of the most effective ways to engage both youth and adults in meaningful activities which contribute to positive youth development,” Luerssen said. “Youth enrolled in 4-H have been shown to improve skills and understands while decreasing in risky behaviors. When partnering with youth, adults also build skills and strengthen the organization to which they belong.”

4-H member Alexis Schmid has enjoyed the trips and experiences.

“Being a part of club events and county trips can be such an amazing feeling,” Schmid said “Though I have been in 4-H for seven years, I'm still learning new things and meeting new people almost every single day because of my experience through 4-H.”

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Luerssen at 715-627-6236 or holly.luerssen@wisc.edu.

Registration for the 2019-2020 4-H year is now open, so it is a prime time to join.
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Amelia Wincentsen and her hen at the Langlade County Fair. She represents the future of 4-H here.
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