Enhancing Quality of Life

Healing gardens, clean waterways, engaging public radio and television programs, and wide-open community-focused campuses. We’re covering the map with programs and services designed to educate, protect, inform, entertain and improve Wisconsin lives.

117,539
community members attended events on local campuses
$440m
combined value of facilities
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ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE IMPACT STORIES SUBMITTED 672

See how our institutions are enhancing quality of life throughout Wisconsin:


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Kim Z

My family moved from a city to a rural area 20 years ago. It is here where we found out about 4-H. Our daughter benefited greatly from ten years as a 4-H member. She is where she is today because of the 4-H program.


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Nancy K

I am a member of Pine Tree Needlers Quilt Guild and have been exhibiting quilting at the Waushara County Fair for many years. The sharing of these handmade articles is not meant to brag, but to share, get ideas and have the items critiqued by a knowledgeable person.


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Austin M

By being in 4-H I have gained many leadership skills that have helped me in life. Through 4-H I was able to attend a trip to Washington D.C, where I got to meet kids from around the U.S. We spent a week learning about leadership. I was able to bring these skills back to my club and community.


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Luke S

The Wisconsin State 4-H Drama Company is super important to me because of how much we grow. 4-H's slogan was 4-H grows here and it is so evident in Drama company. It has kids like me work together as a group and we make a show! It makes me feel as if I am in a family!


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Jenny M

My three children have had invaluable experience because of their involvement with 4-H. They have learned many life skills from their projects. They enjoy the bonds they have created with other 4-H members, and as a parent I appreciate the opportunities 4-H has offered them.


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Betty A

One of my retirement goals is learning new experiences, especially art, gardening, and building. Master Gardener's class has led to two garden projects, one at church and one at a golf course- more new friends.


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Scott S

I started my career in journalism and communications at UW-Marathon County. As co-editor of the campus newspaper, The Forum, our team of student journalists were excited to cover campus, local and regional stories including the 1980 Wisconsin Primary.


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Cody R

I decided to initiate my college career at UW-Marinette, a 2 year campus. I did not realize until after transferring to a 4 year campus that the strong community ties, great care for student by faculty, and the immeasurable opportunities were unique to UW Marinette. Thanks to Dr.


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Rhonda S

UW-Extension has been part of my life since a youth starting with 4-H until adulthood as a graduate of Leadership Wisconsin! It has provided me with growth and development opportunities personally and professionally.


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