West Virginia 4-H
For more than 100 years, 4-H has helped Mountain State youth find their future. Today, from science-based learning to historical lessons, 4-H cultivates tomorrow's leaders and offers comprehensive growth for the whole family.Join the West Virginia 4-H tradition
West Virginia 4-H News & Events of Interest
High school students, including virtual, homeschool, career/technical students, are invited to compete. Register by Sept. 30.
Develop life skills and become a more active citizen.4-H All Stars
Ag in the Classroom
Communications & Expressive Arts
Extension Camping Instructor
Healthy Lifestyles Initiative
West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network
What Interests You
Grow and learn about topics that interest you with WVU 4-H projects.
Apply for 4-H Scholarships
Scholarships for 4-H'ers to attend WVU. All applications due: March 1.Fizer Scholarship for 4-H'ers
Helen T. Waters 4-H Scholarship
John & Lucile Lough 4-H Scholarship
Paul A. & Francena L. Miller Presidential Scholarship
Upcoming West Virginia 4-H Events
- Nov 27
The Board of Camp Trustees meet
Vantage Ventures is hosting a fireside chat and book signing with Rebecca Fannin later this month! Sarah Biller will be moderating a discussion with the author and WVU...
WV 4-H and FFA members will travel to the JW Ruby Research Farm to compete in horse judging and hippology contests to qualify for national competion.
County Round Up Presentations - Visual Presentations, Art and more
Teen Leader meeting will be a joint meeting with the leaders in April at the 4-H Camp
4-H Volunteer Retreat
Registration is now open for the 2023 4-H Volunteer Retreat! WV 4-H Volunteers, All Stars, Adult Leaders, and Alumni (18 years or older) who serve, or want to learn more about serving, as volunteers with the West Virginia 4-H program are invited.
The conference will be held Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Season 4, Episodes 26-30 - Energy Express on WVPB
Monday, July 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
To kick off today’s episode, Jen Robertson-Honecker, WVU Extension STEM Specialist, and Ben, the flashlight wizard, lead a STEM activity, teaching us how to make our own flashlights. For this activity, you will need jumbo craft sticks, LEDs, coin cell batteries, jumbo paper clips, copper tape, masking tape, scissors. If all that science worked up an appetite, you’re in luck! Susan Lily, a nutrition instructor with the WVU Extension Family Nutrition Program, walks us through how to make some delicious energy bars. For this recipe, you will need rice cereal, quick cooking oats, toasted nuts, dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, honey, low-fat peanut butter and vanilla.
Season 4, Episodes 21-25 - Energy Express on WVPB
Monday, July 17, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
This episode is a rerun from season 3.
Ready, player one! Today we’re learning all about esports and WVU’s champion team. WVU Esports Director Josh Steger explains the team’s training schedule and how esports are different from other traditional sports. Then we head back to Jackson’s Mill for some more “Run of the Mill” history with program coordinator and historian Joe Obidzinski. Today, he teaches us about grist milling and how the mill that is currently at WVU Jackson’s Mill made its way to where it sits today. Fun fact: it took nine years to move it from its original home! We even get a demonstration of how the mill functions to close out today’s episode.
4-H Members encouraged to make an Ornament for the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Initiative
As part of the 50+ year USDA Forest Service tradition, Monongahela National Forest is providing the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which will grace the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, along with smaller trees for federal offices in Washington, D.C. How do all of these trees get decorated? With lots and lots of handmade ornaments! We need your help to create ornaments for the 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree and smaller trees that will be displayed this holiday season in Washington, D.C.
Ornaments must be made by a current 4-H member (age nine by June 30, 2023, up to age twenty-one by September 30, 2023). No project requirements.
Season 4, Episodes 16-20 - Energy Express on WVPB
Monday, July 10, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Get out your tiny wallets! It’s time to learn about financial literacy with Lauren Weatherford, family and community development agent in Fayette and Nicholas counties. She walks us through how to identify our wants versus our needs and how to make smart choices with our money. Next, Summers County Extension Agent Lesley Woodrum shows us how to make our own piggy banks at home using materials that are often just thrown away. For this activity, you will need a container with a lid, such as a peanut butter jar, a box or even an empty disinfectant wipes canister, markers, colorful paper or stickers for decoration, and an adult to help you cut a hole in the top of your bank.
Then, WVU student Charmaine Riestenberg walks us through how to transform an old T-shirt into something new. For this activity, you will need a T-shirt, colored pencil or chalk, and scissors. To cap off this episode, WVU student Jordan Spears gives us a tour of the Fashion Design Studio at WVU.