Courtesy photo Schyler Hagen, community-based Instructor II for youth development.

Courtesy photo
Schyler Hagen, community-based Instructor II for youth development.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Mineral County hired local Schyler Hagen to work in youth development programs. She began employment on Dec. 1, in Hawthorne.

Hagen graduated from Mineral County High School in 2007 and attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) for four years majoring in psychology and education. She returned to Hawthorne with her family in 2015 and accepted a full-time substitute teacher position for fourth grade at Mineral County School District.

“Within the last year, my husband and I made the decision to relocate back to Hawthorne with our three small children. I’m very proud to say that I spent my entire childhood growing up in Mineral County”, said Hagen, while adding, “it was at Mineral County School District that I was able to get to know a large portion of the student body and form relationships with many of the staff members. I finished out the school year and began seeking a position where I could be active in the community and still be involved with assisting our youth. I feel confident that the Community Based Instructor position with the UNR Cooperative Extension is exactly where I should be.”

Hagen will be revitalizing and continuing to expand the Mineral County 4-H program, teaching Veggies for Kids in Mineral County and working on youth prevention (drug/alcohol) programs. “Schyler brings expertise in working with Mineral County youth as well as having first-hand knowledge of Mineral County communities. We welcome her to our team and look forward to her enhancing and growing our local youth development programs,” said Mineral County Extension Educator Staci Emm.

Mineral County 4-H has been in existence since the office formally opened in April of 2004. 4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. There are over 49,000 young people engaged in 4-H programs across the state of Nevada. The 4-H program promotes life skills development through an expanding number of delivery modes: 4-H community and project clubs, military and 4-H Afterschool programs; special interest groups; school enrichment; camping and more.

4-H participants are all youth, ages five to 19, taking part in programs provided as the result of actions planned and initiated by Cooperative Extension personnel in cooperation with volunteers. It offers youth opportunities in communications, leadership, career development, citizenship, healthy living, science, technology, engineering and math.

“I’m very excited to expand my knowledge on how to develop our local programs into a success. I’m looking forward to helping our children and teenagers take advantage of all of the outstanding activities and opportunities this program can offer. “With the help and encouragement of our community’s parents and adults, I believe we can achieve a great deal of success with in our children and their future,” said Hagen.

Hagen is currently working of reviving the Mineral County 4-H Ski Club. If you would like information about the Ski Club, please contact her at (775) 945-3444 ext. 14.