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Each year the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Summer Internship Program invites dozens of students from across Cornell to engage with CCE staff on a broad variety of applied projects. This summer, three interns worked with 4-H program leaders from Dutchess, Columbia-Green, and Ulster counties on a Rural Storytelling Project. The project, offered in partnership with Cornell’s Office for Engagement Initiatives (OEI), engaged 4-Hers in multimedia, written and oral storytelling workshops. Each youth participant ended the summer by sharing a story about an element of life in their community during a virtual showcase.   In this episode of CCE’s “Extension Out Loud” podcast, the summer interns, joined by their CCE advisors and two 4-Hers, talk about the experience, lessons learned, and memories made. Download the transcript PDF.

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Episode guests include:

  • Jane Rodd, 4-H program leader, CCE Dutchess County  
  • Julia Raskopf, 4-Her, Dutchess County  – watch Julia’s story on Frankin D. Roosevelt   
  • Kathryn Tibbetts, 4-Her, Dutchess County  
  • Linda Tripp, 4-H issue leader, CCE Columbia and Greene Counties 
  • Madison Albano, CCE Summer Intern, Junior, Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences  
  • Melanie Forstrom, 4-H program issue leader, CCE Ulster County  
  • Seth Bollinger, CCE Summer Intern, Junior, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences  
  • Wendy Ying Lau, CCE Summer Intern, Junior, Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences 

"Extension Out Loud" is a Cornell Cooperative Extension podcast 

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