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Hitting the Mark

Shooting sports can be gratifying for youngsters. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people can experience hands-on, fun learning experiences. Find Out More >>

4-H & Youth


Application Deadline
November 1, 2016

The Nov. 18-20, 2016 Teen Leadership Weekend is an activity-filled weekend for 4-H members, ages 13 to 18 (as of 1/1/17). Participants learn leadership skills; engage in fun, team-building games; and have the opportunity to make new friends from around the state.

Application Deadline
November 15, 2016

TRY for the Environment is an environmental leadership opportunity for youth in grades 7-12 in the areas of renewable energy, climate change through waste solutions, food systems, forests and trees.

Registration Deadline
October 15, 2016

Youth Environmental Summit (YES!) is an annual environmental issues conference for middle and high school students.

A teen-led program for 4-H members ages 13-18 to get younger youth excited about 4-H and to grow the program.

Factsheet, October 2015

Factsheet for 4-H leaders and members in 4-H poultry activities. Written by UVM Extension Livestock Specialist Joe Emenheiser and State 4-H Livestock Specialist Wendy Sorrell. 1 page. October 2015.

eastern states quiz bowl team made up of four 4-H members from around Vermont


Vermont 4-H'ers Score High in Regional Fair Dairy Contests

Burlington--Vermont 4-H'ers demonstrated their outstanding dairy expertise at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, capturing several high team and individual scores at four different 4-H dairy events from Sept. 15-17.

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Vermont 4-H'ers Win Big at "Big E" Dairy Show

Burlington--Thirty Vermont 4-H club members competed at the Eastern States Exposition 4-H dairy show in West Springfield, Massachusetts, Sept. 15-18, walking away with several championships.


National 4-H Week Celebrates 4-H'ers

Burlington--National 4-H Week, Oct. 2-8 this year, recognizes the role that 4-H plays in helping young people "learn by doing" through club work, community service and activities that cultivate strong leadership, citizenship and life skills.


Summit Prepares Students to Tackle Environmental Issues

Barre--On Nov. 2 students in Grades 7-12 from throughout Vermont will gather at the Barre Civic Center in Barre for YES!, the Youth Environmental Summit.