Investing in Gladwin County Youth with MSU Extension

For investing in youth with 4-H: While exploring new topics and activities in an experiential way through MSU Extension Gladwin County, youth build the skills they need for life.

Mock Interview Day

Professional volunteers ask quesƟons of high school students as part of Mock Interview Day

In March each year, MSU Extension and community partners provide a “Mock Interview Day” for students to practice interview skills and network with the business community. Students are expected to bring a completed resume, job application or portfolio, and dress appropriately for an interview. Students receive individual feedback on their resume and interview. They become more prepared for job-seeking as a result of this experience. Gladwin and Beaverton high school seniors attended the 2018 Mock Interview Day at Mid Michigan College in Mt. Pleasant. Over 350 students participated from 3 counties, with over 75 volunteer community business representatives. There were sessions available for students to learn more about dress attire, budgeting and additional interview skills.

Gladwin County Youth Leadership

The Gladwin County youth leadership program finished its 7th year, reaching 69 high school students from both Beaverton and Gladwin High Schools. The 5 month program begins in January each year where students learn about each other and participate in a Real Colors personality profile and educational session by MSU Extension. In Real Colors, youth learn about their prominent personality traits and how they can best work with others in committees, advisory boards, and leadership opportunities. Throughout the leadership program, youth learn about law enforcement and the courts. The prosecuting attorney and the district judge give a presentation. The former circuit court Judge Kurt Hansen does role playing with the youth in the courtroom with a mock trial. The youth get a tour of the jail and the 911 center. Additional events include a county tour with stops in the business sector, a farm stop, a visit with a township board and the historical museum. The youth attend the Beaverton National Honor Society leadership day and complete a leadership assignment. In May, the youth have the chance to go to CMU and visit with their Leadership Institute, view campus and try out the challenge wall in Finch Fieldhouse. Counselors from both schools help with the selection of students.

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