Finding and Sharing your Sparks

4-Hers from around the state were challenged to share their sparks with others during National 4-H week.  Sparks are what brings us excitement and joy.  During 4-H week, youth shared what excites them about Wisconsin 4-H, here are a few sparks they shared:

  • Learning about science
  • Exploring STEM
  • Teaching others
  • Volunteering
  • Exploring space
  • Work with animals
  • Being Creative
  • Working with people
  • Robotics
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Art

To find their true SPARKS, youth need to explore and experience multiple things to see what makes you excited and enthusiastic.  The words of the Wisconsin 4-H movement allow youth to explore their sparks by:

  • Belonging Together: Club and group work for a common project; Youth voice in planning 4-H programs and events
  • Building Connections: Facilitating icebreaker activities at club meetings/events; Collaborating with other community organizations
  • Being Yourself: Youth finding their voice through 4-H; Choosing what projects to explore based on individual interests
  • Exploring New Opportunities: Trying new projects; Participating in educational experiences such as camp and travel experiences
  • Giving Back to Your Community: Building connections to community organizations through volunteer work; Youth serving in leadership roles to provide voice in planning community service activities
  • Discovering Skills: Youth finding their voice through youth leadership opportunities; Trying a new project area and continuing to learn and grow

To promote Wisconsin 4-H and the Wisconsin 4-H Movement, please check out the editable and ready to use resources provided for you! The 4-H Movement Resources can be found and downloaded from the following link: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4h-resources/wisconsin-4-h-movement-marketing-materials/

For more information about the Wisconsin 4-H movement visit: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/the-movement/

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