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4-H Programs



Baltimore City 4-H Programs

The Baltimore City 4-H Youth Development Program provides a supportive setting for all youth to reach their fullest potential. Youth learn beneficial cognitive and life skills through community-focused, research-based, experiential educational programs.  The following are Baltimore City 4-H Programs, Special Events, and Workshops that are available.

Clovers – ages 5-7

  • Hands-on learning experience
  • Explore topics like communication, healthy lifestyles, expressive arts, personal development, and science.
  • Develops competencies in life skills, gain knowledge through experiential learning, develop positive attitudes, appreciation for cultural diversity.

Nutrition Education – ages 5-18

  • Provides curriculum material necessary for youth to make healthy food choices
  • Teaches "My Plate" and the importance of eating a variety of foods, identifies food choices that contribute to growth, health, fitness; incorporates nutrition and physical activity.
  • Stresses the importance of remaining active as an effort to prevent childhood-obesity and related illnesses

Teen Corps – ages 12-18

  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Identify resources and provide training opportunities for 4-H programs.
    Plan and implement citywide events.
  • Develop entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, service-learning and environmental science skills.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) - ages 5-18

  • Promote Technology into 4-H programs.
  • Develop and maintain 4-H Technology Team web site.
  • Teach and encourage use of computers and the Internet.
  • Develop skills in plant and animal sciences.
  • Establish and maintain community gardens/beautification projects.
  • Develop water quality and Recycling projects.

Public Speaking – ages 8-18

  • Develop effective verbal and written skills.
  • Promote 4-H programs through marketing and outreach activities.
  • Participate in community and citywide public speaking opportunities.
  • Compete in the Maryland 4-H Communication Contests.

Health Rocks – ages 8-16

  • Provides curriculum material on the consequences of tobacco, alcohol, and drug use in youth
  • Helps youth build skills, which lead to healthy lifestyle choices, with an emphasis being placed on drug, alcohol, and tobacco prevention.

Adventure in Science – ages 8-13

  • 4-H Signature program
  • Hands-on science experiments and activities presented by adult volunteers.
  • Promotes science, math, and technology
  • Topics include chemistry, biology, health, astronomy, geology, and computers.

Entrepreneurship – ages 8-18

  • Develop business-related skills.
  • Explore career opportunities.
  • Create a business (optional).

Summer Nutrition – ages 5-18

  • Four-week educational program for camps, schools, recreation centers, and faith based organizations.
  • Provides curriculum material necessary for youth to make healthy food choices
  • Teaches "My Plate" and the importance of eating a variety of foods, identifies food choices that contribute to growth, health and fitness, incorporates nutrition and physical activity.

Service Learning – ages 12-18

  • Develop civic and social skills and responsibilities.
  • Earn service-learning hours.
  • Develop and implement service-learning projects.

Photography – ages 8-18

  • Develop photography skills.
  • Develop expressive arts projects.

Fashion Revue – ages 8-18

  • Educational activity that allows youth to develop life skills in decision making, leadership, communications, acquiring information, creative thinking, self confidence, responsibility.
  • Categories include active Sportswear, Costumes, Creative Choice, Formal Wear, Outer Wear, Regular Wear, Separates, Best Buy, Second Time Around, and Buy, Create Recycle.


For more information, contact Wendy Jagat
Last updated: 4/20/2015

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