I am pleased to announce that Jake DeDecker has accepted the position of associate state leader for Michigan 4-H Youth Development, part of the Children and Youth Institute (CYI) in Michigan State University Extension. He will begin his new role November 3.
Almost eight years ago, Jake began his career with MSU Extension as a 4-H program leader with responsibilities for science and animal science programs. He has continued to provide leadership in Michigan 4-H in the areas of science, engineering and technology programs. He has also worked extensively with the State 4-H Awards Program, conducted workshops and served as a linker for the North Region. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Academic Success Work Group and is a member of the Science Team. In addition, he has been a key member of the CYI MI PRS (Michigan Extension Planning and Reporting System) team.