We have been hard at work here in Region 3 as we come to the halfway point of our internship.
Last week we met with the Sheffield Betterment Foundation and North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG). The Sheffield Betterment Foundation was having their monthly meeting. We joined them, showed them the logos and brochure that we made for their committee, and discussed the childcare project. This day we also went to the Rodeo at the Worth County Fair!
Later in the week we traveled to Mason City and had a very informative and productive meeting with Chris Diggins at NIACOG about possible funding and past work on both of our projects. After this meeting we stopped for lunch at a tasty Italian restaurant.
This week, we had a meeting with the daycare committee. We discussed our visits to Acorns and Oaks and Cub Cadets as well as ideas we had about the survey and in-home daycare information.
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week we traveled to Iowa State University to present about the Rising Star internships to high school 4-Hers attending the State 4-H Youth Conference. We had 5 attendees at both sessions that were involved and interested in the workshop.
Friday of this week we met with the other Rising Star regions over a zoom meeting and enjoyed catching up on what everyone else is doing in their regions.
As we look forward to the coming weeks we plan to start work on our final reports and presentations!