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Fun for Families: Discover 4-H (“4-H in a Box”)

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. Over the course of 6 weeks this fall, beginning on October 4th, any family in Dunn, Eau Claire or Chippewa Counties, with children in Kindergarten through 5th grade can get a super fun introduction to 4-H. Families sign up to receive a box filled with 4-H activities. Local 4-H educators are cooperating to help families explore 4-H and learn more about hands-on science, art, food and more. Each box will include the materials and directions for 6 official 4-H projects to do at home or with other families in a virtual setting. Local educators may also offer small in-person activities and boxes will be available for pick up at a number of locations.

Families sign up by September 21st using this link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cMyObFybxU1108Z. Just email if you would like to receive this link via email. The cost of 6 projects with enough materials for two children is just $15. In Dunn County, the cost has been subsidized by the Dunn County Leaders Council. There will be several local box pick up dates and venues which are listed on the sign up form.  The program begins with a fun Welcome Night on Sunday, October 4th. Then each Thursday at 4:30 PM, local educators, volunteers and 4-H youth will help lead an activity from the Box. The program wraps up with a fun 4-H Celebration on Sunday, November 15th.

You can find out more by contacting your local 4-H Educator at your county Extension Office. 4-H is ready to grow. This easy introduction will help more families fall in love with America’s largest youth development program. There are educators, volunteers and 4-H youth ready to welcome new families this fall, so please reach out if you are interested. Discover 4-H together. Please direct any questions to Luisa Gerasimo: lgerasimo@co.dunn.wi.us. 715-232-1636.

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