4-H’ers and friends of the program come together to celebrate this during National 4-H Week, held on Oct. 1-7 this year. The theme is “I Love 4-H,” which invites incoming members to learn more about the program from both current members and alumni sharing why they fell in love with the program.
Youths from across West Virginia head to West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill each summer to participate in camps. This year is no different, as WVU Extension offers five statewide camps, including a new addition this summer.
West Virginia University Extension’s 4-H youth development program invites youths from across the state to Ultimate Outdoor Weekend, a weekend camp full of opportunities to explore the outdoors and learn wilderness skills.
It's really flying! The WVU Day at the Legislature features a host of activities for youths and families, including science, outdoor education, literacy and other educational opportunities. In this picture youngster tries her hand at making a flying machine to float through the wind tunnel.
From smartwatches and robots to video games and apps – today’s digital world runs on code. At West Virginia University Extension’s 4-H Code Camp, youth from across the state will have the opportunity to learn one of the world’s most in-demand skills through fun, hands-on coding activities.
(The 4-H Shooting Sports team placed second in the nation in the muzzleloader event at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Championship in Nebraska. Jack Hutson, third from left, earned national champion status for his individual composite score in the event. L to R: Coach Scott Hutson, Zane Weaver, Jack Hutson, Ethan Fullen, Andrew Means and WVU Extension Agent and Coach Mike Shamblin. Photo courtesy of WVU Extension)
For thousands of young people throughout West Virginia, 4-H provides a creative outlet to learn new skills, make lifelong connections and encourage service to their communities. To celebrate this important youth development program, West Virginia University Extension will join 4-H’ers across the nation in celebrating National 4-H Week (Oct. 3-9).
Youth voices offer unique perspectives, innovative ideas and valuable insights. As West Virginia continues to move through the pandemic, teens want to know more about issues surrounding the public health crisis – now and in the future. A panel of experts will give young people the “tea” (teen slang for “the scoop”) on a host of topics surrounding the pandemic during a special panel discussion on April 12, 2021, at 4 p.m.
As the nation’s first female state 4-H leader, a position she held at WVU Extension Service until her retirement in 1978, it was Fizer who broke glass ceilings and paved the way for future generations of women to take on leadership roles around the country.
Holding a legacy that stretches beyond 80 years, the Wood County 4-H Camp has played a vital role in the lives of 4-H’ers and the local community. A $500,000 fundraising initiative through the West Virginia University Foundation will provide them with the opportunity to complete a series of necessary improvements.