4-H Youth Development
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.
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 New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County at 856-307-6450 x3.