Brenda Oft, Green Lake County, WI 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer of the Year. Brenda has volunteered for five years as a club leader, Executive Board member and Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council adult volunteer. She is also the newly elected WLC adult co-president.
Brenda makes a difference:
- Working with youth to start a new 4-H club. She promotes youth first and empowers young people to make decisions, problem solve and master life skills through their 4-H experience.
- Embracing youth leadership and encouraging youth to take the lead whenever possible fostering youth-adult partnerships.
- Guiding and mentoring young people to encourage positive relationships with caring adults which is evident through youth engagement at club meetings and events. She strives to create a sense of belonging amongst club membership and implements club activities to foster an inclusive environment.
Brenda believes in and promotes the values of Wisconsin 4-H in her volunteer role: being yourself, belonging together, building connections, discovering new skills, exploring new opportunities, and giving back to your community.