Local 4-H volunteers complete training ...

Iowa State University Extension’s 4-H volunteers from Allamakee County participated in a training titled “4-H Builds Resilience” where they explored how brain development and personal growth relate to their role as volunteers. Volunteers gained an understanding of resilience and the connection they provide in increasing resilience in youth. In addition, leaders learned skills that can be applied to promote and create opportunities to build resilience as well as utilized tools to promote growth in youth.
This training is part of ISU Extension and Outreach’s 4-H Youth Development annual training for volunteers. 4-H volunteers, as caring adults, are an important element of ISU Extension and Outreach’s youth-serving organization. Effective volunteers provide the experiences and positive relationships that enable 4-H youth to become productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders and successful learners now and in the future. To find out more about the ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H program in Allamakee County, contact Morgan Bjerke, Allamakee County Youth Coordinator at mlheim@iastate.edu or 563-568-6345.

Pictured in the photos above and below are Allamakee County 4-H volunteers who attended the training, along with training facilitators. Pictured above, left to right, are State 4-H Program Specialist Kendra Crooks, Allamakee County volunteers Greta Rubendahl, Kathy Schacht and Janet Steiner, and Allamakee County Youth Coordinator Morgan Bjerke. Pictured below, left to right, are Allamakee County volunteers: Front row - Deb Hammel, Teresa Wiemerslage, Lana Dahlstrom, Dan White, Nooch White, Amy Bresnahan. Back row: Angela Carlson, Caitlin Johnson, Kerri Gibbs, Michelle Kiel, Barb Thorstenson, Jenny Rankin, Jill Dehning, Nate Gebel. Submitted photos.

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