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Kenosha County UW-Extension

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Transcript of Kenosha County UW-Extension

Kenosha County UW-Extension
Mission
We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.
Agriculture
Youth Development
Family Living & Nutrition Education
Horticulture
Master Gardener Volunteers contributed 4,892 hours to the Kenosha community in 2015.
In 2015, Youth As Resources granted $4,410 to 11 organizations for youth-led community service projects.
In 2015, Afterschool Ambassadors
volunteered 175 hours
mentoring elementary school children.
Community, Natural Resources and Economic Development
UW-Extension provided
horticulture therapy sessions for the Kenosha Achievement Center
UW-Extension facilitated the
Kenosha Rising project, engaging
142 local artists in planning for the development of the arts community.
In 2015,
70 local farmers and food entrepreneurs
learned about financing & marketing opportunities
at the Spring Summit.
138 landscape professionals,
arborists and master gardener volunteers attended the 2015 Landscape and
Grounds Maintenance Short Course.
Every year, 100,000 residents in Southeastern Wisconsin can connect with
local farmers, farmers markets, and businesses via the Farm Fresh Atlas.
In partnership with the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Kenosha's mission is to develop a diverse group of emerging leaders by enhancing their community knowledge, civic network, & leadership skills.
19 young professionals
participated in a "First Impressions"
exchange program, assessing
the appeal of their partner community as
a place to live and work.
UW-Extension provided organizational development assistance to nonprofits like the Safe Harbor Humane Society
In 2015, the Racine Kenosha Nutrition Education Program served 6,300 children, youth and parents.
In 2015, UW-Extension conducted
a Poverty Simulation with
75 participants and 25 volunteers
to increase understanding of the challenges that low-income families face every day.
12 youth served as active members
of the Kenosha County Board through Youth In Governance
In 2015, Leadership Kenosha provided
leadership development and team building skills
for 13 participants.
In 2015, UW-Extension provided Red Cross Babysitting Training, certifying 38 youth.
In 2015,
250 participants attended the annual
UW-Extension Spring Into Gardening conference.
The Tech Wizards afterschool program introduced youth to robotics and other STEM-related activities in a small-group mentoring environment
In 2015,
the annual Stateline Equine Education Program
drew more than 80 horse owners and enthusiasts
from throughout the state.
Nearly 200 4-H youth
participated in the Meat Animal Quality Assurance program in 2015, gaining skills to properly handle
and treat their meat animals.
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