Stephanie Freier, 4-H Youth Development

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“I didn’t realize how amazing 4-H was,” she said. “Growing up, I just thought it was part of our county and state fair and dealt strictly with farm animals. Our mission is to give all children have equal access to opportunities by providing mentors, learning opportunities and a sense of belonging.

Freier explained that 4-H is a diverse youth development program, which provides experiences in which young people learn by doing hands-on projects in areas such as health, science, agriculture and citizenship, adding that young 4-Hs are incredibly impressive.

“They have many traits, skills and qualities that I can say with certainty that I didn’t possess at their age,” she said.

According to Freier, the most exciting part of the program she participated in was helping coordinate attendance at the statewide conference for 4-H youth. As part of the planning for the conference, she was pleased to have the opportunity to read applications from Colorado 4-H participants who wanted the chance to attend, in addition to helping with the usual chores of back-end such as transport organization.

In addition to the state conference, Freier’s office sends a limited group of 4H youth, ages 15 to 19, to participate in the National 4H Conference, where delegates work together to prepare briefings. on important topics to present to federal officials in Washington. , DC 4-H youth also participate in personal development experiences that increase their knowledge, resources, and skills while discussing topics affecting youth and 4-H programming nationwide.

“We give these amazing opportunities to young people, but more than that, they work hard and really deserve this opportunity,” Freier said. “I can’t wait to be able to do it again!”

On a personal note, the Classified Personnel Council asked Freier a few fun questions to get to know her better, like who would she like to swap places with for a day. His answer ? “Of course I would like to be Elizabeth Bennett/Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Romance. The story. Who wouldn’t want to be very rich during this time with a handsome guy like Darcy? »

Another fun question: If she had to eat one meal a day for the rest of her life, what would it be?

“I’m food driven and it took me less than a second to come up with an answer to that. Tacos.

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