4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development: Investing in Lunenburg‘s Future

 Who We Serve:
• Youth, grades K-12
• Volunteers, parents, teachers, community leaders, and other adults who work with youth.

How We Reach Our Audiences:
• 4-H offers youth fun, safe, and inclusive learning environments to meet their need for belonging, such as: 4-H In-School Enrichment Programs, 4-H Clubs, Special Interest & Short-Term Programs, After School 4-H programs and camping.

Methods We Use:
• Experiential Learning(learn by doing)
• Youth-Adult Partnerships
• Fun curriculum materials and activities such as contests & events
• Service learning
• Collaborations with other youth serving agencies & organizations

Major Programs We Emphasize:
• 4-H provides youth the opportunity to explore a variety of topics and to master the knowledge and skills they   learn. Program focus areas include: Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Environmental
• Science, Technology, & Engineering
• Healthy Lifestyles
• Leadership, Personal Development and Citizenship

The Difference We Make
• Youth develop important life skills and gain workforce preparation and developmental assets such as: Communication skills, organizational abilities, wise decision-making skills, independence & self-confidence and respect and caring for others & the community.

What We Offer:

  • In-School 4-H 
  • 4-H Jr. Camp
  • 4-H Day Camp
  • BLT-Teen Club (Building Leaders for Tomorrow)
  • Special Interest Clubs(Giddy Up Horse Club, A Jump Ahead 4-H Rabbit Club, "Sew"Much Fun 4-H Sewing, Poultry 4-H Club, Horseless Horse 4-H Club)
  • Cloverbuds (5-8 yrs old)
  • ALIVE By the James (Watershed Camp for Teens)
  • State 4-H Congress
  • Jr. Livestock Show
  • Summer 4-H Programs (Day Camps, Workshops, etc.....)


Lunenburg's Newsletter - Summer 2010