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West Virginia 4-H Recognizes 14 Participants in 2022 State 4-H Creed Contest

West Virginia 4-H is proud to recognize 14 participants from 8 counties for their hard work in reciting the 4-H Creed for the 2022 State 4-H Creed Competition!

The State 4-H Creed Contest is an annual event that provides an opportunity for 4-H members to compete in a friendly, scripted competition while building public speaking confidence and skills.



The 2022 State 4-H Creed Contest participants who contributed to this video can be viewed by ribbon color below.

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Healthy Living

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Civic Engagement

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Winner: Agriculture

The West Virginia 4-H Youth in Action Program recognized four young leaders in 2021 in the 4-H core pillar areas of agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living, and STEM.

Levi Wright received the award for agriculture; Caroline Fox received the award for civic engagement; Rosa Williams received the award for healthy living; and John Allen received the award for STEM. Join us each Thursday in May to learn more about our 2021 Youth in Action award winners.

WV 4-H COVID Needs Assessment

West Virginia 4-H needs your help! We want to learn from the COVID pandemic that will ultimately help the youth we serve. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Individuals that complete the needs assessment will be directed to an opportunity with a chance to win a $50 prize!

The purpose of the West Virginia 4-H COVID Needs Assessment is to identify youth educational, mental health, emotional, and social needs of 4-H youth across West Virginia during the pandemic (2020-2022). The results from this needs assessment will help WVU Extension faculty to identify, develop, and share resources to help address identified needs. It will also inform current and post-pandemic educational delivery. This needs assessment is voluntary, and all responses are anonymous. We thank you for your input.

Five My Hands to Larger Service Mini-Grants awarded in 2022

Five 4-H teen leaders and their teams have pledged their hands to larger service in the coming months as they implement the service projects outlined in their winning mini-grant applications. The West Virginia 4-H All Stars have committed $1,000 to support the five mini-grants that will enhance communities in Gilmer, McDowell, Putnam, Wood, and Wyoming counties.

Daisy Snyder and the Gilmer County 4-H teen leaders plan to create a sensory garden for the Glenville Genesis Nursing Home's residents. Research has shown that sensory gardens help elevate mood, improve appetite, and improve sleep. The teens plan to build flower beds, paint decorations, build birdhouses and feeders, and plant various plants and flowers. Snyder hopes to include additional 4-H members, volunteers, and 4-H All Stars in this effort.