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Commissioners Honor Extension Agent

The Board of Larimer County Commissioners recognized Larimer County 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Kathy Wolfe for the national 'Power Of Youth Award' she recently received.

The 'Power Of Youth Award' was presented to Wolfe by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents at the association's recent national conference in Seattle, Washington. The award was presented for her work in developing the Youth Engagement Team, YET, the innovative program that readies and encourages youth to serve on nonprofit boards of directors. This unique program has trained and placed a number of youth on local nonprofit boards, and also trains adults to work with youth as equal voting members. As a member of the local Healthy Communities Coalition, Wolfe co-chaired the Youth Engagement initiative.

"I am most proud of the fact that we engaged youth throughout the whole process, as developers, trainers and participants", says Wolfe, who adds, "We've truly created an equal partnership between youth and adults."

In Larimer County, Wolfe is responsible for 4-H recruitment and outreach, leadership for family consumer science projects, and co-management of the 1200+ 4-H members and 400+ volunteer leaders in Larimer County involved with Cooperative Extension's youth development programs.

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