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Two Decades of "It's a Bug's Life"

20th Anniversary of Literacy Based After School Program


November 15, 2019

Twenty years later...Meghan Phillippi, who helped develop the Bug's Life Literacy Based After School program in 1999, leads an activity for the second and third grade participants during the Fall 2019 program, "Wild About Reading". (Photo courtesy PR Extension)

By PR Extension Service

What began as a program to meet the needs of youth in our community more than twenty years ago as part of the Governor's Summit on Youth has continued to positively affect the lives of youth in Powder River County. After attending the statewide Summit on Youth in 1998, an organization, Youth in Action (YIA) was established under the umbrella of MSU Powder River Extension's youth development program.

The initial Youth in Action team consisted of four teens including Megan Mobley, Mandi Fortner, Joey Talcott and Meghan Phillippi and adults Sarah McGill and Anne A...

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