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Annual Report 2011: Your Connection to a World of Resources

Connecting youth to new skills

4-H youth learn about STEM careers

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Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development is well aware of the challenges of global competition in the engineering and technology fields and the knowledge gap Read Story

UW Colleges pre-college programs stimulate interest in college options

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Pre-college programs give young people an opportunity to learn about college before they have to make major decisions about their future. Participating in UW-Waukesha's pre-college program gave Mario Gonzalez the support system he needed Read Story

Connecting youth to leadership programs

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Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development leadership programs help develop applied skills in areas like teamwork and collaboration, oral communication and professionalism -- skills that are increasingly valuable Read Story

Sauk County youth study "Cowonomics"

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In 2011 UW-Baraboo/Sauk County (UW-BSC) hosted the youth entrepreneurial program "Cowonomics" for the third year. The hands-on program, which travels to different school districts throughout Sauk County, Read Story

Solar energy sparks kids' interest at UW-Rock County

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It was cold outside when students from Janesville's Edison Middle School visited UW-Rock County in December 2010, but they quickly warmed up to the idea of alternative energy after participating in a hands-on workshop on the campus. Read Story

Interdisciplinary course connects UW-Waukesha students to land management

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Taught for the first time during the 2011 spring semester, Local Applications of Global Sustainability (INT290) offers UW-Waukesha students real-life career experience while pairing them with the larger community and helping the environment. Read Story


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