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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.

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Upcoming WV 4-H Events

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Statewide Virtual 4-H Programs for Summer 2021

West Virginia 4-H is offering a wide variety of virtual 4-H programs this summer. Check them out and register in ZSuite starting April 16.

Virtual 4-H Summer Sparks

WHEN: Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays June 1st  - July 15th 

Register for Summer Sparks sessions
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West Virginia 4-H Launches a Statewide 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program

Share Your Story - 2021 West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Awards Program Guidelines
Nomination Deadline: May 31, 2021

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4-H Clubs in WV

WVU 4-H offers community and specialty 4-H clubs across the state.

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West Virginia 4-H is a free, educational program for West Virginia youth in all 55 counties.

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4-H Volunteers

Our program offers volunteer opportunities for youths, adolescents and adults.

Required Volunteer Training
Extension Camping Instructors
STEM Ambassadors
Volunteer Leaders' Weekend Conference

Upcoming Events

Recent WV 4-H News

Teen Discussion Panel on the Pandemic

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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. 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.

This event is hosted by WVU Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Teen Council, in partnership with West Virginia State University and the West Virginia Joint Interagency Task Force on COVID-19 vaccines. Experts will answer questions from teens on a variety of topics, including the science behind COVID testing, vaccinations, future pandemics, economy implications, education and other issues related to the pandemic. The event will be moderated by members of 4-H’s Teen Council and Collegiate 4-H members from WVU and WVU Tech.

Teen Discussion Panel on the Pandemic

Final Two Virtual Special Interest (SPIN) Clubs Kick Off in Mid-April

The final spring virtual 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) clubs will start in mid-April in order to wrap up in May prior to our summer 4-H programs. These virtual 4-H SPIN clubs will focus on different topic areas and will last between four to six sessions. Do not hesitate to register.  Many of the SPIN clubs have filled quickly!

These 4-H SPIN clubs are open to 4-H members. Be sure to read each club description to determine which age groups are invited to participate. Each club is a little different.  Some clubs are designed to help 4-H members with their project work, but not all of them.  All youth are welcome to join a SPIN club to learn, no matter their project area!

Some of the 4-H SPIN clubs are free to participants while other clubs do have a small fee.  The clubs with fees will be providing a club kit of supplies for the kids to engage in hands-on activities at home.

Final Two Virtual Special Interest (SPIN) Clubs Kick Off in Mid-April

Researchers are seeking 4-H members to participate 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

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Researchers of youth development from Tufts University and Boston College have started a new study examining adolescents’ beliefs, behaviors, and involvement in youth development programs. This study seeks to understand how youth develop in positive ways!

From 2002 to 2012, Professors Richard Lerner and Jacqueline Lerner conducted the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development (PYD), a study of thriving across the adolescent years. The findings from the 4-H Study of PYD have been adopted across the nation and the world! With this new study, we aim to find out if the findings from the original study can be applied to current adolescents.

Researchers are seeking 4-H members to participate 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

Virtual 4-H Cloverbud Special Interest Clubs Coming in April

West Virginia 4-H is excited to launch more virtual 4-H Cloverbud Special Interest (SPIN) clubs in April. These virtual SPIN clubs will meet once a week for six weeks beginning the week of April 12 and ending the week of May 17.

They are open to any interested 4-H Cloverbud and volunteer. 4-H Cloverbuds are youth with birthdates between October 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. Each club will be $20 to participate. This fee will cover the cost of a club kit of supplies for the kids to engage in hands-on activities at home related to the club topic.

Choose a virtual 4-H Cloverbud SPIN club of interest to you, then register online through ZSuite. To register for a virtual 4-H Cloverbud SPIN club go to 4h.zsuite.org and enroll in 4-H with your county. Then select the “event” option to choose the club.

Virtual 4-H Cloverbud Special Interest Clubs Coming in April

Adopt-A-Chick Egg Cam

4-H animal science programs provide members with the opportunity to gain life skills that they will carry into their future. Though the world around us is evolving, the importance of agriculture education is still an emerging need. The pandemic created an opportunity to offer innovated virtual programming.

The Adopt-A-Chick program was designed to give 4-H’ers the opportunity to participate in an integrated virtual and hands-on animal science program. Members adopted a chick from the time it was an egg until it hatched. Once hatched, participants are given the option to take the chick home.

During this six-week program participants learned:

Adopt-A-Chick Egg Cam

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