86 attend 4-H leadership retreat

Minnesota 4-H held the Southwest BLU leadership retreat recently at Southwest Minnesota State University with 86 youths from across the region attending.

BLU (Building Leadership and Understanding) is an annual leadership retreat offered regionally across Minnesota. This year’s theme was, “Unmask Your Inner Leader”, encouraged those attending to discuss their strengths, leadership styles, and the characteristics of great leaders.

Youth participants engaged in a variety of activities throughout the event, including small and large group discussions, team-building activities, personal awareness experiences, and informational sessions.

The leadership retreat was facilitated by youth leaders from the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassador program and supported by a team of adult chaperones.

The Southwest BLU leadership retreat was one of five 4-H events offered this winter to Minnesota students in grades 6-12.

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