Join us for some fun! Vermont 4-H staff are offering programs on a broad variety of topics where youth can meet new friends and try new activities.
4-H World Changers: Learn to Code (grades 5-12, registration required)
Babysitting, Grades 5-8
The Youth Babysitting course is designed to help middle school and teenaged youth learn what it takes to be a responsible, caring, trustworthy, competent, capable, and safe babysitter. There will be courses offered in February, March, and April. Please visit our Announcements page for dates and registrations.
Bovine Bonanza (formally Dairy Challenge)
The 4-H Bovine Bonanza challenges the youth on their bovine knowledge. Some of the challenges have included but are not limited to: feed identification, weights & measures, meat cuts, tool identification, judging, diseases, cheese tasting, parts of the stomach, parts of the cow and breeds. This year we are going virtual. Members 8 to 18 may participate in this virtual event. Pre-registration is required by going to the link in the flyer. Information packets will be emailed on February 22 and those participating will have until February 26 to return their answer sheets. Flyer (PDF), register here.
Cloverbuds Connect Challenge, Grades K-2
Cloverbud Connects Challenges are issued each Friday and are geared toward youth in grades K-2 (Flyer, PDF). Cloverbuds watch a video that demonstrates an activity and then we challenge you to do the same! Try that activity and record yourself in action and share it back! We're using a password protected system called Flipgrid, only open to those who want in! So don't delay! The first challenges are out and more are lined up and ready to go! Check out this video to learn more! If you're interested in participating, email email@example.com to sign up and get your access code!
Calling all teens and tweens (youth ages 10+)! In April, UVM 4-H launched Cloverbuds Connect (details above), short video challenges and activities for Cloverbuds (youth ages kindergarten-second grade). We are seeking teens who are interested in contributing to Cloverbuds Connect by creating short, educational, and inspiring videos of hands-on activities. Interested in becoming a Cloverbud Connector and joining the fun? Please tell us about yourself by clicking this link! If you have any questions about the program, email Kimberly Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Muzzey at email@example.com. (Flyer, PDF)
Northeast 4-H Teen Virtual Meet & Greet (ages 12+)
Teen Time: Designing Your Future
Join us for this fun and engaging series as you shape your future. This is a three-part series: February 3: Identifying Your Career Interests, February 10: Showcasing Essential Skills, February 17: Navigating Your Own Career Path (Flyer, PDF) Register here.
Teen Time: Shaping Your Future, National 4-H Conference (grades 9-12, application required)
National 4 H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4 H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and their world. Application deadline is February 10, 2021; Vermont 4-H will be offering a full scholarship ($325) to 8 Vermont teens to participate! This is a virtual conference. Learn more about this opportunity and where to apply on our "Announcements" page.
TRY for the Environment - Apply to be a Teen Teacher! (Grades 7-12, application required)
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 connects young people to real-world environmental problems by allowing them to be key change agents contributing to real-world solutions. NEW for 2020-2021: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the TRY program will be limited to two content areas. Each content area will consist of three, 45 minute lessons that are designed to be delivered virtually - either when students are in the classroom or at home. As in past years, teens will be required to teach the lessons to two different groups of students. We will offer the TRY teaching opportunity to teens twice - Session 1 (January - March with training in December) and Session 2 (March - May with training in February). 10 teams will be accepted for each session - 5 teams in each content area. Learn more and apply: Flyer, PDF.
VTeen Science Exploration!, Grades 7-12
Join us every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:45 pm at our weekly virtual teen science cafe where you will meet a scientist, learn about their work, explore different science pathways, engage in informal discussions and ask questions. Open to all youth in grades 7-12 in Vermont and beyond; the Fall Series runs from September 16 - December 16. The Winter Series will run from January 13 - March 17. See the attached flyer with the schedule of topics for the Winter Series. (Flyer, PDF). View the cafe flyer for each topic and register on our Announcements page. Watch recordings of previous teen science cafes here.