4-H and Youth Development

Our Purpose

Through research, education, and community-based partnerships, Extension Kenosha County Youth Development programs are focused on helping young people gain knowledge and skills to become productive citizens.

Our Programs

Summary of Youth Programs

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Kenosha County 4-H

Kenosha County 4-H is a program where young people share, grow, and learn together from various projects, events, and activities in informal situations under the guidance of their families and other adult volunteers.

Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR)

Kenosha County Youth As Resources (YAR) is a grant-giving program which funds youth-designed, youth-led community service projects in Kenosha County.  The YAR Board of Directors is made up of youth and adults and meets once a month to discuss community issues, provide grants to youth groups, and plan community improvement initiatives.

YouthInGovernance_LogoKenosha County Youth In Governance (YIG)

The purpose of the Youth In Governance program is to create a model of youth empowerment within Kenosha County, through direct participation in local government, and community service.  Youth participating in the program serve on each of the six Kenosha County Board Committees and the Joint Services Board.

 Nia Pathways and Purpose for the Future

Nia is an extra-curricular program designed for 8th-12th grade students in the Black community to explore their skills, interests, and options for after high school. Nia helps connect youth with the resources available to pursue their goals and dreams. While in Nia, youth have the opportunity to work with local mentors and learn about college, professional training, and work options in a fun, hands-on way before making a decision about their futures. Nia includes after school programming on Thursdays, programming throughout the summer, and educational trips around Kenosha, Wisconsin, and more.

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