Community Development Impact February 2023

The Executive Director of Senior Citizen Activities, Inc. contacted Paul to provide boarddevelopment training and facilitate a strategic planning process that would engage theorganization’s board of directors and staff. Paul met with the board president and executivedirector to discuss the needs of the organization and then surveyed thirteen board and staffmembers to request their input […]

Positive Youth Development December 2022

• A series of presentations to incarcerated youth at the Washington County Detention Center, in which teens will learn about problem-solving strategies, focusing on problem solving, consensus building, and developing resources to achieve positive goals upon release from detention. The purpose of this effort is improve social-emotional learning, goal setting and seeing positive adults as […]

Village of Kewaskum

The administrator for the Village of Kewaskum contacted Paul to facilitate a process that wouldengage the village’s board and staff in the development of a strategic plan. After meeting todiscuss the needs of the organization, a process was designed and presented to the Village Board.Through discussion, the Board opted to include a community visioning session […]

2023 4-H Visual Arts Festival – Call for Entries

Attention Washington County youth artists: are you looking for an opportunity to share your artwork with the community? If so, the 2023 4-H Visual Arts Festival is an opportunity you’re not going to want to miss!   Youth in grades 3-13 from Washington, Ozaukee, and Fond du Lac Counties are invited to participate in this fun, free, virtual […]

We are Hiring!

Extension Washington County is hiring a 4-H Program Educator to lead and manage the full range of the 4-H program including clubs, after school programs, educational experiences, and camps. Programming focus includes:• Recruiting, training, developing, and managing volunteers focused on helping youth develop life skills that promote ongoing community involvement and strengthen youth leadership development• […]

Extension Educators Carol Bralich & Paul Roback Receive Awards

Extension Washington County’s Carol Bralich and Paul Roback were two of the three educators named by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension as recipients of the 2022 Excellence in Education & Outreach Award. Carol and Paul were honored at UW-Extension’s 2022 All Colleague Conference held this week in Madison. These awards, presented by Dean […]

Crops and Soils Impact December 2022

• An educational field day for farmers, industry agronomists and agency personnel where they learned about: Managing Rye Cover Crops and its impact on the Nitrogen Cycle, Benefits of Legume Cover Crops in Managing the Carbon to Nitrogen ratios, and Dissolved Phosphorus Losses and How to Limit it. The goal is to assist farmers and […]

Positive Youth Development Impact December 2022

• A series of classroom presentations to fourth grade youth, in collaboration with West Bend School Social Workers, where students will learn about problem-solving strategies, focusing on team problem solving, consensus building, experiential team-work and team reflection. The purpose of this effort is improve social-emotional learning and provide opportunities to learn more about 4H and […]

How to Prepare for the Holidays Without Feeling Like Scrooge

Inflation and the costs of items seem to be on everyone’s minds lately. Stress levels are high due to the impact that inflation has on groceries, fuel, heating costs and credit card interest rates. This depressing news is making people feel that they have little control of their finances. As we enter the holiday shopping […]

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