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Increasing Social Capital through Culturally Relevant Positive Youth Development (PYD)

Social capital is a resource that includes several elements of social well-being including trusting networks among people, engagement with institutions, and connections to resources. Positive youth development program can foster youth's social capital to be better postured to combat social...

We All Want to be Heard: Listening and Responding to Volunteers through Appreciative Inquiry

As Extension educators, it is important that we value volunteers and provide venues for them to offer their feedback and assessments of the programs. This publication describes how to conduct an effective AI session to provide volunteers with a forum for sharing feedback and ideas for improving...

Developing Extension Lesson Plans: Using a 4-H Youth Development Lesson Plan Template to Strengthen the Rigor and Quality of Research-based 4-H Programs

Summary: 4-H Youth Development educators use a variety of program education models to engage youth and volunteers in experiential learning. 4-H educators often develop and/or adapt research-based lessons and curricula to facilitate youth development programs. The use of a standardized lesson...

4-H Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest 2017

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 - 6:30pm
Baltimore County 4-H Office
The Baltimore County 4-H Public Speaking Contest is open to all 4-Hers. The contest consists of five categories: Clover Show and Tell and 4-H Pledge Prepared Speech Extemporaneous Radio Spot Interpretations Speeches are given by individuals, not teams. Each of the above categories includes four age...

Maryland 4-H Engineering Camp 2017

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 - 6:30pm to Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rocks 4-H Camp
Save the Date for this Spring's 4-H Engineering Camp The Maryland 4-H Engineering camp has been designed in a way to promote the teamwork and critical thinking skills that employees need in today’s job market. The purpose of this camp is to introduce campers to the many mechanical engineering...

Baltimore County 4-H STEM Camp 2018

Monday, Jun. 25, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, Jun. 29, 2018 - 4:30pm
University of Maryland Extension 4-H Office
Registration will be open for the 2018 4-H STEM Camp on March 1, 2018 at 8 am. Campers will explore the scientific method and engineering design through hands on activities and experiments in several areas. Campers’ age 8 – 13 years old will learn about the environment, technology, and enjoy many...

Baltimore County 4-H Summer Day Camp

Monday, Jul. 16, 2018 - 8:30am to Friday, Jul. 20, 2018 - 4:30pm
Oregon Ridge Park
Camp registration for 2018 will open on March 1, 2018 at 8 am. First come first serve. July 16 - July 20. Campers’ age 5 – 13 years old will learn about the environment, technology, and enjoy many crafts and games. The Baltimore County Day Camp is run by trained volunteer staff and is accredited by...

Baltimore County 4-H Public Speaking Workshop 2017

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculuture
4-H will be having a workshop for 4-Hers and non 4-Hers to hone their skills to be used for the public speaking contest and for demonstrations. This is a skill that you will use throughout your life. Please call the 4-H office to register at 410-887-8090.

Baltimore County 4-H Open House 2017

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Join us for a fun and interactive afternoon of 4-H Exploration! There will be stations for: Meeting local 4-H Clubs 4-H Questions Science, Citizenship & Healthy Living programs Robotics Demo Contests 4-H Projects Passport for a door prize Check out small animals Fair Board Refreshments To...

Baltimore County 4-H Officers Training

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 - 6:30pm
Univeristy of MD Extension Carroll County office
This is a great way to start your 4-H year. Officer training is for all positions in the club including; president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, photographer, reporter and historians.


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