The 4-H Video Project, “Minnesota 4-H: Then and Now” program was a series of spring workshops with 4-H participants from Douglas County. During the camp, participants interviewed alumni about their experiences in 4-H and created short video pieces from the interview
How did being a member of University of Minnesota Extension 4-H shape alumni? Did they find a passion for the outdoors that led to a career? Or a lifelong interest in photography? More than 131,000 youth are active in 4-H - nearly 12% of all youth between the ages of 5-19 in Minnesota. Carrying on the tradition of youth learning by doing, the community of Minnesota 4-H has over 100 years of stories to share with future generations; lessons learned, moments of accomplishment, and, of course, those fascinating tales of what actually happens behind-the-scenes at a fair. During the spring of 2012, Minnesota 4-H participants from Douglas County captured just a few of those stories when they interviewed 4-H alumni and created short video pieces.
Youth Participants: Garrett, Lindsey, Jocelyn, Sarai, Pat, Shaun, Josh, Molly, Becca
Background on 4-H
4-H clubs take root as far back as the early 1900’s. Formed by girls and boys clubs, 4-H clubs aim to help children participate in leadership and learning activities. 4-H directly influenced our Nation’s leadership in world agriculture through corn growing contests and project exhibits on poultry and potatoes. Today’s youth can participate in a variety of projects that include global communications, entomology, and robotics.
The national history of “Head, Heart, Hands and Health”
Date: April 2012 - May 2012
Partner(s): University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development; Maren Levad, Minnesota Historical Society, Project Manager
Location: Alexandria, MN