Indiana 4-H alumna chosen to serve on Nationwide 4-H Council Committee

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Madison (Maddie) Powell, a 10-year Indiana 4-H alumna from Tipton, Indiana, is a newly elected member of the Nationwide 4-H Council’s Younger Alumni Advisory Committee (YAAC). She is considered one of 11 younger 4-H alumni chosen to make sure youth voices are heard and included in selections made by the Nationwide 4-H Council and its board of trustees.

Powell, a second-year scholar at Purdue College, will serve on YAAC for 3 years. As she appears ahead to rising her management and communication expertise, she credit her previous 4-H experiences. On this position, Powell will converse with present 4-H members and share concepts and recommendations with the Nationwide 4-H Council.

“Psychological wellness is a ardour that I hope to make clear throughout my time serving on the YAAC. 4-H has glorious wellness applications accessible, together with ones taught by Indiana 4-H Teenagers as Academics. I need to spark extra conversations on the significance of youth psychological wellness,” Powell mentioned.

Not a stranger to 4-H management roles, Powell is at the moment an intern on the Indiana 4-H Youth Improvement workplace and was chosen within the spring as considered one of 5 4-H representatives to affix college students from FFA, Agriculture Way forward for America and MANRRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Pure Sources, And Associated Sciences) for Nationwide Ag Day Coaching and Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

“Maddie is amongst our prime 4-H alumni within the state and will likely be a powerful advocate for youth voices on the Younger Alumni Advisory Council,” mentioned Casey Mull, Purdue Extension assistant director and program chief for 4-H Youth Improvement. “Maddie will share the successes of Purdue Extension’s Indiana 4-H program, and I additionally sit up for her bringing different states’ revolutionary concepts to implement in our program,”

“Being chosen to serve on YAAC and be an envoy for the youth program that formed me into the younger grownup I’m right this moment is nothing wanting superb. I’d be remiss if I didn’t take this time to thank my 4-H mentors, together with my Extension Educator and our state specialists who noticed my means to take big leaps and make the world higher on daily basis,” Powell mentioned.

Author: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817,

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