Money as You Grow Book Club Seeks Readers

Have you read a great book with a child lately?  Money As you Grow is a family financial education program designed to be a book club.  This book club uses children’s books to help families learn key money concepts through reading, playing, and quiet one-on-one talks through the use of parent guides designed to assist […]

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Junior Master Gardener’s Field Trip

The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) participants went on their annual summer field trip. This year’s trip was to Milwaukee to see some of the city’s botany and garden highlights. At Victory Gardens, the JMG youth learned how even the most unfortunate, abandoned place can be made into green garden space. The youth toured the gardens, […]

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Youth Learn Gardening Skills

Our Junior Master Gardener program is going well.  This month we had a guest speaker who talked about the benefits we all get from gardening.  The kids were very thoughtful of how gardening affects so many different aspects of their well-being.  They continue the ongoing care needed to maintain their garden…weeding.  The mulching a few […]

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“4-H on Wheels” 4-H Outreach Effort

The 4-H Outreach effort “4-H on Wheels” is bringing a summer program to North Fond du Lac’s Green Meadows community where most of the residents are Latinos — 16 youth ages 5-13 years old are participating in learning activities that 4-H Youth Development brings to their neighborhood. The group is meeting every Monday afternoon and […]

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$2000 Grants for Start-Ups

IGNITE! Business Success has 15 grants of $2000 to give to people starting or growing businesses less than 2 years old. Diana met with seven individuals working on business plans this month: identifying customers, referral sources, pricing strategies, licensing and permitting needs, and suitable space. Five of these entrepreneurs are most comfortable in Spanish and […]

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Celebrating Juneteenth by Growing Business Skills

Juneteenth is a commemoration of the time – two years after the fact – when enslaved people in Texas learned of their legal freedom. Diana taught business skills to children who visited the UW-Extension booth at the event this year in Fond du Lac. Children made necklaces, calculated the costs of materials they used, and […]

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Digital Parenting Supports for Co-Parenting

Co-parenting happens for a variety of reasons, including divorce, parents who never married or lived together, incarceration or other job situations. Parenting across two households or locations introduces challenges for parents and children. Fond du Lac County UW Extension Family Living Educator, Michelle Tidemann provides educational support for parents learning their new role as a […]

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4-H Camp Builds Responsibility and Social Skills

4-H Camp is an annual opportunity for children to explore the outdoors, swim, canoe, do crafts, take part in flag raising, have campfires, participate in outdoor sports, and live in a group setting away from home. The event involved 81 campers (23 community youth, 58 4-H members), 13 adults, and 12 teen counselors. The adults […]

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