4-H is the youth development component of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
4-H Enrichment Programs
- 4-H Special Interest Groups are organized for a short period of time and do not have officers.
- 4-H School Enrichment Programs are offered through the school system. Teachers utilize 4-H curriculum to enhance the topics they have to teach. All materials are correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning.
- Forestry/Environmental Education
- Financial Literacy
- Citizenship/Character Counts
- Food and Nutrition
A 4-H Club is an organized group of youngsters (ages 9 to 18) with elected officers and a planned program that is conducted throughout the year or the majority of the year. All clubs are made up of youth members and volunteer leaders.
- 4-H Community Clubs are formed in neighborhoods.
- 4-H After-School Clubs meet within the schools in the afternoon
- 4-H In-School Clubs meet in classrooms during the regular school day.
- 4-H Project Clubs concentrate on one project area through the club.
4-H Adult Volunteers
Does it excite you to see youth motivated about learning and doing? Do you think it might be fun to help a group of young people learn about your special interest topic or area of expertise? If making a difference in the life of a young person appeals to you, become a 4-H volunteer leader.
4-H provides a variety of educational learning opportunities and experiences for youth 9 through 18 years of age. In addition, Cloverbud 4-H groups are designed for youth 5 through 8 years of age. Leadership, citizenship and life skills are taught through learn-by-doing projects, in local 4-H club programs, at 4-H camps, as well as at county, district, state and national events.
If you are interested in becoming a 4-H club volunteer or adult chaperone at 4-H camp or other events, please contact the Accomack Extension Office at 757-787-1361, ext. 10.