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4-H & Youth


April thru Nov, 2017
Application Closed
October 14, 2017

The Science Café is a free and fun way for students grades 9-12 to explore science and technology with local scientists and engineers, over free food!

We are now accepting applications for the Teen Leadership Team for TRY Science Café. Application materials can be found in the Informational Packet and are due by October 1st. Informational Packet and Leadership Team Applications

The first meeting will be October 14 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the University of Vermont.

Early Bird Deadline
October 15, 2017

November 17-19, 2017 Teen Leadership Weekend is an exciting, activity-filled weekend for 4-H members ages 13 –18 (as of January 1, 2018). You will learn valuable leadership skills and engage in fun team building games. And, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends from around the state.

Space is limited to 50 participants. Register Online by October 15 for early bird pricing. Regular registration rates continue until November 1.

Informatonal Flyer and Application Information

Registration Deadline
October 17, 2017
Application Deadline
November 8, 2017

TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth and is an environmental leadership opportunity for students in grades 7-12. It is an environmental education program taught by teens and designed to increase environmental literacy and responsibility in younger youth. TRY for the Environment includes five program areas to connect young people to real-world environmental problems allowing them to be key change agents contributing to real-world solutions.

November 11, 2017

Rowell Hall, University of Vermont: The Dairy Challenge is open to all youth ages 8-18 as of January 1, 2018. Come join in the fun and test your knowledge of all things dairy!

Registration deadline
January 15, 2018

June 30-July 7th 2018: For over 50 years, thousands of 4‐H youth between the ages of 14‐19 have traveled to Washington, DC and stayed at the Natonal 4‐H Center to partcipate in CWF, a life‐changing week that empowers 4‐H’ers to take their leadership skills to the next level for themselves, their communities, and their world.

Information and Application

Online Registration

Fundraising Ideas for CWF


Vermont 4-H Finishes Strong at Eastern States Sheep Show

Burlington--Vermont 4-H sheep members held their own in regional competition at Eastern States Exposition, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Kids Learn to Upcycle at 4-H Sewing Clinic

Barre--For nine young sewers, Oct. 7 was a fun day of learning how to repurpose old clothing into new items.


South Woodstock 4-H'er a Winner at Big E Goat Show

South Woodstock--A Vermont 4-H'er was among the more than 50 competitors from all six New England states who took part in the regional 4-H goat show, Sept. 29-30, at Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts.


Vermont 4-H’ers Participate in National Science Day

Essex Junction, Vermont—Members of the Flying Hooves 4-H Club of Colchester were invited to participate in the 2017 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge held at the Essex Middle School on Oct. 4. This year’s challenge was Incredible Wearables, in which kids built wearable fitness trackers. This national youth-led science ...