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Minnesota 4-H state program report

Together, we are growing true leaders in Minnesota

Since 1902, 4-H has served and engaged young people in every part of Minnesota. 4-H empowers them to be true leaders. Through learning and leadership experiences and with the support of caring adults, youth in 4-H build the skills they need for a lifetime.

In 2016-17, nearly 69,000 Minnesota youth and more than 11,000 adult volunteers engaged in 4-H experiences.

Your support made this success possible and ensures 4-H can grow more true leaders in Minnesota.

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Because of your investment

Youth in 4-H make positive choices

  • 4-H'ers are two times more likely to make healthy choices than their peers.

Youth in 4-H learn to communicate effectively

  • 93% of youth are better and more confident communicators because of 4-H.

Youth in 4-H build connections with peers, adults and communities

  • 96% of youth have built connections with mentors and industry leaders through 4-H.

Youth in 4-H contribute to our local and global community

  • Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors each contribute 374 hours of service per year.

Caring adults empower youth to learn and lead

  • Last year, 11,000 adults contributed more than 1 million hours
State report  annual statistics: 68,595 youth enrolled in Minnesota 4-H;11,164 adult volunteers; 1,033,965 volunteer hours; 171 staff
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