4-H Youth Development

4-H clover. Gloucester County offers clubs encompassing a wide variety of interests. The following lists the project areas currently available to join and where they meet.

4-H Youth Development develops programs and activities designed to provide youth with life skills such as public speaking, leadership and citizenship. This is accomplished through a variety of delivery methods: 4-H Project Clubs, School Enrichment activities, short term educational events and 4-H Camping programs. The youth enrolled in 4-H clubs learn about specific subjects. Examples include small animal care, horsemanship, raising and managing livestock, nature and science. Each July, the 4-H program in conjunction with the 4-H Fair Association sponsors the Gloucester County 4-H Fair. At the fair, 4-H members are given the opportunity to display and demonstrate the projects they have worked on throughout the year.

Photo: A 4-H'er on a horse. Other programs sponsored by the 4-H Youth Development program are Senior Council for older 4-H members, Fall Festival, Public Presentations, 4-H Gold Clover series and programs on character education, skin cancer awareness and nutrition. 4-H members also participate in state and national 4-H events (e.g., horse judging contests). Gloucester County 4-Hers have a long history of receiving state and national recognition for their skill and talents.

4-H is open to all Gloucester County youth free of charge regardless of race, religion, age or disability.

For more information, call Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County at 856-224-8040.

Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County