Join, Volunteer, or Start a 4‑H Club in Passaic County Today!
Becoming a 4‑H Club member is a great way to make friends, learn lots of new things, and become a better you. 4‑H motto “To Make the Best Better”.
The four H’s of 4‑H stand for ‘head, heart, hands and health;’ a representation of the character-building core values of independence, belonging, mastery and generosity. Through caring adult volunteers, supportive 4‑H staff, land-grant (Rutgers) university resources, and fun and informative events, we are able to encourage youth to ‘make the best better’ within themselves, their clubs, and their communities.
As a 4‑H volunteer you can be a part of a very rewarding experience, improving the lives of youth in your community. Volunteers are essential for the success of 4‑H and its youth participants. There are various ways in which you can volunteer. We can find the right volunteering opportunity for your skills, interest and availability.
Passaic County 4‑H Clubs
The Preakness Aggies is a club for youth in kindergarten to fourth grade. Club members participate in community service activities, public presentations, field trips, and many other projects. Rather than focus on a specific topic of interest, club members will learn about different topics including the sciences, arts, and many important life skills. The purpose of the program is to provide a fun and educational experience which helps youth learn to get along with others, explore a variety of different project areas and to build self-confidence. Lead by adult volunteers, this club meets once a month in Wayne, N.J.
Junior/Teen Council club members focus on learning and improving team building, leadership, and service-learning skills. Club members in grades 6-12 meet monthly in the Wayne area. Members learn to work on committees and learn to problem solve as a group. Additionally, members hold club officer positions and work together to plan a year full of learning, service, and fun. Members gain experience in service learning, community service and citizenship. They will learn what it means to be a good citizen, learn to identify the needs in their 4-H program and communities, and how to work towards them. Members of Junior/Teen Council often participate in regional, state, and national 4-H trips.
Club members in 6th–13th grade learn the importance of safe and responsible use of archery equipment at home, on the shooting range, or in the field. They learn the importance of sound decision making, self-discipline, and concentration. This club meets one to two times a month in Lyndhurst.
This club is a group of middle and high school teens focus on building leadership skills in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) field. Club members learn about different fields of science through hands-on activities and workshops. Club members spend a good portion of their time teaching back hands-on STEM activities to youth in their communities. This club is meets monthly in Clifton.
Green Acre Garden Club
This club for middle and high school teens to learn about gardening. Over the course of a summer, teens will learn to plant, grow, and harvest all different types of fruits and vegetables. This club meets every Friday from the end of June to the beginning of September at Green Acre Community Garden in Paterson.
For more information please contact Passaic County 4-H
Phone: (973) 684-4786