On Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, the Urban 4-H Youth Development office partnered with the University YMCA and the College of Science and Engineering to host an "Urban 4-H Campus Visit."
Forty-four youth and nine college-aged 4-H volunteers and interns participated in the visit. The 4-H youth in grades 4-9 experienced campus life in a tour of the East Bank campus. They also participated in small group discussions in college classrooms facilitated by current University of Minnesota students. In these small groups, they voiced their higher-education aspirations, explored the steps they need to take and are already taking to achieve their aspirations, and asked current students about college life. Finally, in afternoon activities, youth explored STEM subjects and careers by participating in activities led by three student groups: National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers. It was an energizing and inspiring day for youth, staff, volunteers and partners alike.
The Urban 4-H Campus Visit is an annual event.
Assistant Extension professor