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Winnebago County Youth in Governance Programs

  • A 4-H Horse and Pony committee of 6 youth and 3 adults met to propose Fair Book changes that would resolve a controversial policy about requirements for participation in the project area. Youth participation contributed to an effective policy and made the process more credible to youth in the Horse and Pony project.
  • 16 4-H youth leaders and 3 4-H alumni completed the Learning about Local Government project interviewing 15 out of 38 Winnebago County Board Supervisors. Participants created a display board about their supervisor, and wrote articles to be included in upcoming 4-H newsletters. Participants completing a follow-up survey self-reported an increase in having a voice in local government and having the skills to be an active citizen.
  • AmeriCorps members from 24 sites have been trained by 4-H Youth Development faculty in Public Adventures. Each member will be developing service-learning and civic involvement projects in partnership with youth in out-of-school settings.
  • WORD Winnebago County Impact Report (1 pg, 67.0 kb)


For more information: Winnebago County UW-Extension Youth Development