WI 4-H International Exchange = Global Citizens

Critical for the success in the 21st century workforce is the knowledge and understanding of other countries, cultures, and languages (U.S. Department of Education, 2012).  International exchange programs for youth have the potential to contribute to this most important need by providing authentic experiences for youth that promote the development of culturally aware, global citizens […]

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4-H True Leaders In Service

4-H is launching the annual True Leaders in Service initiative in honor of National Volunteer Appreciation Month. True Leaders in Service, a month-long community service activation, will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the National 4-H Day of Service on Saturday, April 29. It’s not necessary to schedule a special event […]

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Wisconsin State Fair Youth Expo

The Wisconsin State Fair Youth Expo programs showcase Wisconsin 4-H and provide valuable learning experiences for youth participants. Youth Expo participants receive statewide recognition of talent while being presented with opportunities to further develop their leadership and communication skills, network with new people, build self-confidence, develop new friendships, and have fun at Wisconsin State Fair. […]

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Parents Play Important Role in Reducing the Impact of Bullying

Awareness of bullying has increased dramatically in the 40 years since a Swedish psychologist, Dan Olweus, became the first to study childhood bullying. Because of Olweus’ work, today’s parents are much more sensitive to the signs and effects of bullying on their children. But parents may not know how their own behavior can affect bullying, […]

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Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce

This two-night, five-step seminar is designed to prevent divorce abuse.  Divorce abuse is a specific type of emotional abuse that divorcing parents cause when they lose sight of their child(ren)’s needs. Location: Hooper Community Center (36 Broad St., Oshkosh, WI) Date: Mondays, March 6 & 13 Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm Cost: $10.00 per person. This series […]

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Caregiving for the Sandwich Generation

Caregiving for the Sandwich Generation Wednesdays, March 8 and 15, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Evergreen Retirement Community 1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh, WI 54902 An estimated 44 million caregivers find themselves “sandwiched” The “sandwiched” caregiver must care for their own immediate family while also providing unpaid assistance and support to family members who are either older adults […]

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Cloverbud Camp Counselors Needed

Are you an enthusiastic 4-Her in grade 7-12 who likes to plan games and crafts and sing songs? Apply to be a Cloverbud Camp counselor today! Camp is scheduled for July 11 and 12 (overnight the night of the 12th) Please check out our website at: http://winnebago.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/forms-and-applications/  for application materials.

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Upham Woods – Summer Camps

 Session 1: Saturday, June 10th – Tuesday, June 13th  Session 2: Wednesday, August 2nd -Saturday, August 5th  Session 3: Sunday, August 6th -Wednesday, August 9th Open Enrollment Camps offer youth more opportunities to attend summer camp at Upham Woods. It’s open to 4-H and non-4-H youth from every county! Campers 3rd—6th grade are encouraged to […]

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Communicating With Children after They Leave Home: Striking a Healthy Balance

Leaving home for college doesn’t mean leaving behind regular communication between young adult children and their parents. According to educators from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, studies show that even after a child leaves home for college, a high level of communication continues between parents and their young adult children. “College students typically communicate with their […]

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