University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities


Members of the 4-H family are pledging their head, heart, hands and health to making a difference in their community. Now it's time for you to make the #4Hpledge your own! Tell us how you will live the 4-H pledge. Find out more >>

4-H & Youth


April thru Nov, 2017
Late Registration Deadline
August 30, 2017

4-H LEAD Weekend Camp at Aloha Camp in Fairlee, VT.

Registration Opens
September 1, 2017
September 9, 2017

TRY 4-H! is a leadership opportunity for 4-H members ages 13-18. TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth, and seeks to tap into the passion, knowledge, and experience that our older 4-H members have and love to share.

Registration deadline
September 28

Learn to repurpose worn out T-shirts and jeans, sewing them into decorative accessories and bags. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate. Participation limited to 20 youth.

October 7, 2017

Application Deadline
October 1, 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

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.

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


Vermont 4-H'ers Fare Well at Regional Dairy Show

Burlington--Hard work and determination paid off for the 30 4-H dairy members chosen by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension to represent Vermont in the dairy show at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Vermont 4-H'ers Place First at Several "Big E" Dairy Events

Burlington--Vermont 4-H'ers saw epic wins at Eastern States Exposition where they competed in several 4-H dairy events against top competitors from the other New England states.


Teens Invited to Explore Environmental Issues

Barre--Middle and high school students with an interest in environmental issues and making a difference in their communities should say "yes" to YES!, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H's annual Youth Environmental Summit. It takes place at the Barre Civic Center in Barre on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Science Café Leadership Team Seeking Applications From Teens

Burlington--Teens interested in science and technology are invited to apply for a position on the leadership team that will design, organize and host TRY (Teens Reaching Youth) Science Cafés.