4-H Youth Connect with Heathers Manor Seniors
Hennepin County 4-Hers performed in front of a group of seniors at Heathers Manor in Crystal over the weekend. The 4-Hers needed experience and practice, and the seniors provided a willing audience. 4-H helps youth learn outside of the classroom by learning a variety of skills.
4-H in Hennepin County
The organization of 4-H might have agricultural roots, but there’s a host of programs that also engage youth living in urban areas.
“4-H is a lovely organization that helps youth learn outside of the classroom by learning these transferable skills like public speaking, communication, teamwork and problem solving but doing that in a project they love,” explained Katherine Nguyen, program assistant for Hennepin County 4-H. “They have the skills and they have the courage. They have the self-confidence in order to go out there and be a part of the community and the world.”
Nguyen says many 4-Hers aspire to compete at the state fair, but they first have to compete at another location. 4-Hers are getting experience and building confidence by performing a song, giving a demonstration or a illustrated talk at Heathers Manor.
“Anytime we can host a special event here is really wonderful,” said Stacy Ondov. Ondov is in charge of life enrichment at Heathers Manor in Crystal. She helped coordinate the Arts Revue event where Hennepin County 4-Hers could exhibit their talents and skills to seniors.
To learn more about Hennepin County 4-H, click here.