IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

Wednesday, April 29 – May 27
     4-H Virtual Trivia Challenge

Wednesday, May 13

  • UConn 4-H Citizenship Virtual Town Hall
Friday, May 15
   New deadline for Dairy, Beef and Equine Verification and Lease Forms due to county 4-H office
   Deadline for UConn 4-H Operation: Learn By Teaching video contest entries
   Deadline for t-shirt and book cover entry


Saturday, May 16
  • UConn 4-H Dairy/Beef Day – CANCELLED
    • Those who registered will receive their t-shirts at the 4-H fair this July
Saturday, May 30
    Windham-Tolland 4-H Camper Scamper 5K Road Race – Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp, Pomfret Center, CT
Tuesday, June 2
  • 4-H Fair Association – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT (possibly subject to change)
Monday, June 15
  • New deadline for all other 4-H Verification and Lease forms to be due to county 4-H office


 

What's in it for young people?

When you join 4-H, you choose what interests you. Here are some examples of hands-on opportunities:
  • exploring the environment and nature
  • growing your own food with all types of gardens
  • learning about technology and robotics
  • developing photography or drama skills
  • caring for animals
You can be part of a club, be an individual member, attend 4-H Camp, go on a field trip or show off your new skills at a 4-H Fair. In the process, you meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world.

Adults like it, too!

Our adult 4-H volunteers enjoy working with young people to gain their full potential. Depending on the talents and time you can contribute, we have a place for you in:
  • individual events
  • short-term or long term projects with national curriculums
  • on-going group activities
  • committee membership
You’ll get plenty of training and support from the Connecticut Cooperative Extension Staff and recognition, too. You might even learn new skills while seeing youth grow and develop. Get a new worldview.

Everyone benefits

According to research by Tufts University, 4-H youth are 25% more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities, and 41% less likely to engage in risky/problem behavior.

As part of the University of Connecticut, 4-H has access to research-based, age-appropriate information needed to help youth reach their full potential. The mission of 4-H is to assist all youth ages 5-18 in acquiring knowledge, developing leadership and life skills while forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of their families and communities.

Be part of the 4-H world.