American Spirit EAST Experience 2019

Don’t miss out an opportunity of a lifetime by participating in the 2019 American Spirit EAST Experience.  The State 4-H office will be facilitating two weeks of American Spirit EAST in 2019; June 7-16 or July 5-14. You can find more information on our website: https://fyi.uwex.edu/wi4hedopp/american-spirit/.

The American Spirit Experience is truly an incredible opportunity to further develop your leadership and citizenship skills, all while exploring the east coast.  Along with 44 youth grades 8-10 and 5 adult advisors you will have an opportunity to explore America’s heritage.  The program has the following objectives for its participants: increase knowledge and understanding of America’s heritage, build awareness of the many steps taken to gain U.S. independence and freedom, further develop skills in leadership and personal expression of values, increase awareness of self in relationship to others and for participants to share what was learned with others.

Featured sites include: Valley Forge, Philadelphia – Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, New York – Harbor Tour, 911 Memorial, Night Tour of New York, Mayflower II/Plymouth Rock, Boston/Freedom Trail/Lexington & Concord/Atlantic Ocean, Whale Watching/Lobster Dinner/Salem, Niagara Falls (Passports NEEDED!)

American Spirit Registration opens on November 7th at 4 pm. ALL youth must register in 4HOnline.  Many counties have an application and interview process for financial support for the American Spirit EAST Experience.  If you received funding/scholarship from your 4-H Leaders’ Association, you are not automatically registered; you must register in 4HOnline.  Participants will be notified of their registration status by January 10th.

Questions? Please contact Amber Rehberg at amber.rehberg@ces.uwex.edu or Justin Lieck at Justin.lieck@ces.uwex.edu. We hope to see you on the bus to discover and further develop your American Spirit!