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Youth Programs in St. Louis County

St. Louis County supports a number of youth programs.

St. Louis County - 4-H

For information about 4-H programs in St. Louis County, contact the St. Louis County Extension Office in Virginia at 218-749-7120 or the St. Louis County Extension Office in Duluth at 218-733-2873.

Click here for St. Louis County 4-H - Duluth Office

Click here for St. Louis County 4-H - Virginia Office

St Louis County - The 4-H Incredible Exchange

The 4-H Incredible Exchange is a summer program offering youth ages 13 – 15 an opportunity to volunteer in their community, connect with an adult mentor, learn job skills, and earn a certificate for a recreational or cultural activity of their choice. 

Youth may apply now through April 30th. Eligible applicants will be invited to an interview session in May, where they will meet mentors from our different volunteer sites. Volunteer sites include community youth centers, local animal shelter, and tourist attractions. During the interview, youth can ask questions and learn more the sites and their volunteer role. After interviews, youth may select their top three site preferences. Matching will be based on a combination of youth and mentor preference.

Following completion of 25-50 volunteer hours, youth earn a certificate to use toward a recreational or cultural activity of their choice. Examples of certificates include ski or golf pass, art classes, dance, martial arts, music or horseback riding lessons, and YMCA passes.
To apply to the 4-H Incredible Exchange, visit:

For questions or more information, contact: Katie Ecklund,, 218-733-2876.

St. Louis County - Youth in Action

Youth in Action (YIA) is a youth organization in St. Louis County.  This program encourages youth of high school age to participate in service learning and community projects. YIA projects and activities were designed to develop the kind of character responsibility and public service values leading to civic engagement for a lifetime. 

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