One of the biggest struggles for young people is finding their place to belong. A place where they can express themselves positively, be accepted for who they are, learn life skills and find good friends. For the past 40 years, the 4-H State Arts-In program has been providing just such a place for young people across Minnesota.
The program begins with eight days of intensive arts experience, combining leadership skill development, team building and lots of hard work. These eight days serve as training grounds for the Arts-In production, where participating youth perform at least 40 shows for 12,000+ audience members over the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair.
The 4-H State Arts-In Program was recently honored with a matching grant from the Dean of Extension at the University of Minnesota. This means that every dollar individuals and companies donate between now and August 2013 will be doubled up to $40,000!
As budgets get tighter and cuts become increasingly necessary, we rely more and more on individuals like you to ensure 4-H programs like State Arts-In stay strong. We are excited that this matching grant will help us ensure the quality of State Arts-In for the next 40 years. Donate today!