Areas of Focus
With any 4-H program, youth can expect to participate in engaging, hands-on activities in the areas designated by your agency.
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: hands on projects include learning how to wire a house, constructing a roller coaster, building straw rockets and many others.
- Game Design Challenge (711k PDF): Utilizing different STEM skills, youth will be given the chance to design their own game. It can be a board game, dice game, card game, or combination of all three.
- Animal Sciences (1MB PDF): Youth will spend each day learning about different animals from turkeys and chickens to rabbits and penguins. With an in person support the group will virtually visit locations with a Rutgers researcher who studied in Antartica, to a Chicken & Turkey farmer on her farm. At the end of the program youth participants will prepare and present back to the group about their favorite animal.
- 4-H STEM Challenge (417k PDF): Youth can learn foundational STEM skills with topics including computer science, engineering, space agriculture, and physics!
- Get Moving, Get Healthy (466k PDF): Youth learn about the importance of food choices, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy lifestyles. Get Moving, Get Healthy can also be offered as a family fun event which involves an afternoon/evening of different activities that all family members can participate in.
What Is the Benefit?
Youth benefit from having caring knowledgeable instructors that show how science, engineering, technology, and healthy lifestyles can be interesting and fun. Your organization benefits by offering educational programs that are fun and makes youth excited about participating.
Full-Day or Half-Day Programs
Full-day or half-day events can focus on science or healthy living. Science programming includes hands on science activities for youth and families. Healthy living programming allows youth and families to learn about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.
In-School/After-School or Summer Programs
4-H instructors trained in different program areas visit your program on a regular basis to teach hands-on fun activities that promote an understanding of science, engineering, technology and healthy lifestyle concepts. Each session typically runs for about an hour. A program runs for a total of six sessions with about 20 youth participants. Instructors bring all necessary supplies and materials.
On Site Staff Training
4-H instructors will train your staff in the curriculum of your choice to be used in school during after-school or summer programming. Your agency will be responsible for staff recruitment, training location and providing food on training day. Trainings run for at least one full-day.
Staff can also participate in scheduled training sessions held at the Passaic County 4-H office. Please inquire for more information about training topics, dates and locations.
For more information please contact Passaic County 4-H
Phone: (973) 684-4786