West Central Area Schools ISD 2342

Youth Enrichment

Education doesn’t need to stop in the classroom. West Central Area Schools Youth Enrichment Classes, provide students with fun hands on activities that support creativity, create new hobbies and interests, and more importantly enhance the love of learning. With many options to choose from each month, students can expand their knowledge in arts/crafts, cooking, computers, legos and more.

Minnesota 4-H grows true leaders

In 4-H, young people build the skills they need for a lifetime -- they learn and lead with the support of caring adults. In 2016-17, nearly 140,000 Minnesota youth and more than 22,000 adult volunteers took part in 4-H experiences. 

What can I do in 4-H?

4-H'ers can design their own activities or take part in a structured one. Youth learn by doing. This learning model teaches them life skills such as:

  • problem-solving

  • decision making

  • coping

  • communicating

  • teamwork

    ALL Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome but are asked to pre-register for planning purposes.  


Outside of standard forms of education, West Central Area Schools promotes the arts as well. We know that Art helps develop a students mentally, socially, and emotionally, says Ecklund-Flores. Creating art may boost young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways, according to Mary Ann F. Kohl, author of Primary Art: It's the Process, Not the Product. As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most importantly, when kids have an opportunity to create something it creates happiness. Join West Central Area Community Education in one of it's youth art classes. 

Join Ms. Schoenbauer as she walks you through a sewing project of your choice.  Class is a maximum of 8 and a minimum of 5.  This is designed for 5th - 6th graders.  You are registered for class when the fee has been paid.  The instructor will contact you with the supply list after you've chosen your project.  Please note this is an ongoing project, not separate projects.