We serve the youth of Vermont through a variety of programs. Vermont youth can find programs based on their interest through 4-H clubs, special programs, in-school and after-school programs. Check out the 4-H Club sidebar or follow below for our special interest offerings.
Currently, 4-H Science programs reach more than 5 million youth with hands-on learning experiences to ensure global competitiveness and prepare the next generation of science, engineering, and technology leaders. Start experimenting today!
Teen & Leadership Programs
Vermont 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities which enable teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for success in the 21st century. Teens can participate in programs focused on LEADERSHIP, CITIZENSHIP and LIFESKILLS through exploring a variety of topics. Step into your future with teen and leadership programs.
Youth Agriculture Project
Since its start in 2001, the Youth Agriculture Project has served almost 6,000 youth, who together have grown over 35,000 pounds of organic produce. Farmers' market and direct sales have brought in close to $13,000 to support on-farm education, and over 19,000 pounds of fresh food have been donated to local hunger relief programs and schools. Dig in!
Youth Farm Safety
Find Information, resources, and events for youth, parents and guardians, educators, and employers, and be sure to try our interactive farm safety game: Play it Farm Safe! Start learning today!
Other Extension Youth Programs:
- Outdoor Family Weekend
- Learn more about this outdoor education experience for the whole family in the Family and Wellness section.
- Migrant Education program
- Providing educational support to children (21 and under) of families that relocate in order to obtain seasonal or temporary employment in agriculture. Learn more in the Agriculture Section.
- Nutrition Education programs
- These programs are offered both during school time and out-of-school time for youth grades K-12, with a focus on fun, hands-on activities. Learn more in the Food and Nutrition section.
- Watershed Alliance
- The University of Vermont Watershed Alliance is an Extension program in partnership with Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. UVM WA provides curriculum, equipment, and instructors to schools and youth groups in order to increase awareness and knowledge of watershed issues in Vermont
- Understanding Youth Development
- This national webinar series is a professional development/continuing education opportunity for Cooperative Extension and other youth development professionals around the country. Learn more in the Understanding Youth Development webinar section.