4-H Rural Storytelling Project

Come to our final showcase!


4-H Rural Storytelling Project Showcase

  • Monday, August 10, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

4-H members (ages 9 through 18) from Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia, and Greene Counties are excited to present an evening of storytelling! Tune-in to the Rural Storytelling Project Showcase webinar on Monday, August 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an engaging and inspiring event.

In collaboration with Engaged Cornell and Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Rural Storytelling Project was created with the intent of bridging the rural/urban divide in upstate New York. Students participated in 7 weeks of workshops where they learned the techniques of storytelling and methods for engaging with their communities using a storyteller mindset.

These 4-H members also learned how to foster a deeper sense of community engagement, confidence, and collaboration by the acronym EARS -- empathizing with, actively listening to, reflecting on, and sharing the stories of their peers and community. The project promoted diversity and inclusion through the sharing of many different perspectives and experiences.

In the Final Showcase Webinar, thirteen enthusiastic 4-H storytellers will share their final personal projects through presentations, written stories, and video. Each student has had the opportunity to become a storytelling expert with the guidance from three Cornell University student interns. The final showcase webinar will be hosted by the Cornell interns to help bring light to these 4-H students’ diverse stories!

Register for the event:

at https://tinyurl.com/RuralStorytellingShowcase and be prepared to see mind-blowing and interesting stories from these hardworking and energetic 4-H youth!

Visit the 4-H Rural Storytelling Project’s webpage: 

at http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/4HRuralStorytellingProject for more information on the program.


Melanie Forstrom
4-H Program Issue Leader
845-340-3990 ext. 341

Last updated July 28, 2020