Almost 400 Wisconsin 4-H members and UW–Extension youth will be spending Tuesday, June 27, learning and providing service to the Madison area as part of the annual Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Leadership: The Road Less Traveled.” The 97th annual youth conference runs June 26-June 29 on the UW–Madison campus.
The Youth Conference is a pre-college experience that’s full of opportunities for young people in grades 7-10 with diverse interests and skills. Delegates from each county, along with their adult advisors, will have the chance to participate in community service projects on Tuesday of the conference. Hosts of these service projects include Three Gaits therapeutic horse farm, WORT-FM Community Radio, Dream Bikes, Capitol Lakes Retirement and Second Harvest Foodbank. 4-H’ers and UW–Extension youth program members will take the knowledge and experiences gained from these service projects and share them in their clubs, communities and counties.
The proof is in the research as Tufts University shows that 4-H’ers are nearly four times more likely to make contributions to their own communities (Grades 7-12) and are twice as likely to be civically active as young people who don’t participate in 4-H programs (grades 8-12).
WHO: Wisconsin 4-H members and experts from UW–Madison, UW–Extension and the Madison area
WHERE: Throughout UW–Madison Campus and the Greater Madison Area
WHAT: Various educational service projects
WHEN: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, June 27