I recently learned that Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea is a 4-H alumna from Red Lake County. It is always exciting to learn of leaders in our state, counties and communities who received some of their early leadership training in Minnesota 4-H. I am especially happy to hear people speak proudly of their 4-H experiences and how they influenced who they are today. Sharing your 4-H alumni pride is one of the best things you can do to support the 4-H program. Let your friends, peers and colleagues know that you owe some of your success to 4-H! The more of us out there talking about how 4-H helped us be prepared for our futures and careers, the more all people will know the impact 4-H has made and is continuing to make in our state and the nation. Be 4-H proud. Share your 4-H experiences with the world! You can start by going to our Minnesota 4-H Alumni and Friends facebook page to share your story.
By Cara Miller, Executive Director of the Minnesota 4-H Foundation