Students at the Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H Afterschool Summer program are working to beat the summer slide in reading and math. Every day students engage in literacy lessons and critical thinking activities with the intention to assist in retaining their academic measures at grade level over the three month summer season. Most learning experiences are experiential, […]
The Mondovi Community Youth Center is super excited to share that they have constructed a raised bed near their outdoor area to grow vegetables. Students planted tomatoes, watermelon, broccoli and cucumbers. Students are excited to watch their plants grow and to harvest their product later this season to eat for snack. Horticulture and agricultural literacy […]
Middle school students at Alma, Cochrane-Fountain City, Mondovi and Gilmanton school districts participated in Division of Extension’s Child Care Clinic. Young people developed leadership skills that prepare them to care for preschoolers and toddlers safely without adult supervision present. The course centers on child development, positive language and restorative responses to behaviors, professionalism, safe practices […]
4-H youth leaders from Buffalo and Trempealeau counties met on June 7 to plan and prepare for 4-H Camp Kinnissippewa June 14-15 in Pepin. High school students learned about the developmental needs of campers, practiced restorative ways to respond in stressful situations, and practiced ways to help young people belong and contribute while at 4-H […]
Officer Sundeen from the Mondovi Police Department visited the Mondovi Community Youth Center on June 5, 2023 as the students started their summer program. Over 50 students will be enjoying the summer at MCYC in 2023 along with nine high school, college and professional staff members. Officer Sundeen spoke with students about how to be […]
The Buffalo County 4-H Horsemanship Clinic took place on Sunday, June 4th at Midnight Riders Arena. Newer 4-H Horse project members learned from experienced alumna of the program, including Emma Sandberg and Samantha Hansen. The clinic prepared youth for grooming their animal, participating in halter and showmanship classes, and practicing Western riding techniques.
A teen court team of panel members from multiple school districts conducting a hearing for a young person with a violation on May 10th. They asked questions to learn what went wrong and how they can help make it right. The panel members are trained to use restorative approaches that are aimed at changing behavior […]
Five Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panel members from Alma Area School District listened to a case involving disorderly conduct of student in a different school district. Panel members asked restorative questions of the young person and their family to learn more about what happened and what they could do to make it right. Teen court […]
In our rural area, it’s a reality that many children care for themselves and younger family members without adult supervision or monitoring. Many youth also provide childcare services for other families in informal arrangements. The Child Care Clinic training contributes to safer “home alone” time, better quality care for all children and increased child safety. […]
Located at the Buffalo County Fair after the 4-H Awards Program. All proceeds will be used by the Buffalo County 4-H Leaders’ Association to support 4-H youth Development travel, camps, scholarships and programs. Donation $2 EA or 6/$10 No need to be present to win!
Date: June 29, 2023 Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM Where: Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi Who: Students in Grades K-8 (with different tracks for students in K-4 and 5-8) Snack is provided and youth receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag. Safety topic sessions include hands-on first aid, safe ATV/UTV use, farm safety, vision/ear protection, drug prevention, fire prevention, and powerful personal stories […]
The Restorative Justice Summit is a statewide educational forum that brings together young people and youth-serving professionals to collaborate in advancing equitable, evidence-based restorative justice and peacemaking practices that aim to transform youth services, programs and communities in Wisconsin. The Restorative Justice Summit will bring youth from across Wisconsin to Madison to meet and collaborate […]
Buffalo/Pepin County Teen Court panel members conducted a hearing with a youth with a violation. The hearing is an opportunity to hear more about the incident from the young person and their family. Panelists assigned requirements that encourage the youth to repair relationships, rebuild trust and image with the community, and change behavior. Violations range […]
Location Options: Mondovi Skill-A-Thon: June 20, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi. Fountain City Skill-A-Thon: June 21, 2023, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM at Cochrane-Fountain City High School. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! registration is due by June 12, 2023. Click Here to Register! Try our hands-on learning lab stations for […]
Sixth grade students in Mr. Holt’s classes at Cochrane-Fountain City School used critical thinking skills to develop their own block code program that navigated their mini Sphero robots across a competition map. The inquiry-based STEM lesson was presented by Division of Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program educator, Annie Lisowski. A first part of the lesson […]
Lookout Legends 4-H club members prepared for a new fundraiser at their May meeting. 4-H members have a new drop off location for aluminum cans near Gilmanton, Wisconsin. The dollars they raise will help to support 4-H members in 4-H project learning and service experiences.
Join us and come create hands-on STEAM Projects with friends entering K-6! You do not need to be a member to participate in STEAM Discovery Day! Click here to visit our STEAM Discovery Days Webpage to learn more! Deadline to register for both Mondovi and Fountain City is June 30th. Registrations are accepted until STEAM […]
Join us for hands-on 4-H project experiences with a superhero theme! Deadline to Register is June 30th. Registrations accepted until camp is full. Payment is required to be approved for the event. There may be opportunities for financial scholarships from your 4-H program. To learn more about these opportunities contact Annie Lisowski at firstname.lastname@example.org Need […]
Fifth and sixth grade students at Gilmanton Schools used critical thinking skills to develop their own block code program that navigated their mini Sphero robots across a competition map. The STEM lesson with Mr. Close’s and Mr. Lasher’s classrooms was presented by Division of Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program educator, Annie Lisowski. Students challenged each […]
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