4-H Youth Development

What Is 4-H?

4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society. 4-H offers a variety of curriculums, activities and experiences for youth between the ages of 5-19, through in-school and after-school enrichments, teen clubs, community clubs, project clubs, Clover bud, and camping. Many 4-H curriculums, projects and activities address objectives covered in Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL's).





Local Area Events for Amelia County 4-H

- July 14-18, 2014

School Enrichment Program

2013 Piedmont Area Junior Livestock Show and Sale- May 18th, 2013


Upcoming Programs in 4-H- Please Contact the Amelia Extension Office to participate or for more information

2013 State 4-H Congress- June 17-20, 2013- Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

2013 4-H Intermediate Congress -Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia

What is 4-H Intermediate Congress?
4-H Intermediate Congress is designed for youth who are interested in becoming 4-H leaders. Delegates will meet other 4-H’ers from around the state and participate in fun activities that teach about science and health. They also get to experience life on the Virginia State University campus and see what living in a dorm is like.  Any 4-H member who will be between the ages of 11 and 13 during the current 4-H year (October 1 through September 30) may attend.

4-H All-Stars Information

4-H Competitions


Recent Events for Amelia County 4-H:

2012 Summer Fun Day Camp  - July 16-19th, 2012



4-H Community Clubs

For more 4-H club information, Click Here.


You can find us on Facebook at VCE-Amelia for updated information, photos, and videos of our programs.


For more details, please contact Thomas Woodson, 4-H Youth Development Technician at the Amelia County Extension Office at (804) 561-2481 or at thwoods@vt.edu