University of Maryland Extension

Kent County 4-H


Elizabeth Hill

FEA 4-H Youth Development

Kent County 4-H Current Happenings

Another busy and most important time!  There are many exciting activites coming up.  Be sure to read the current 4-H Times newsletter which is posted to this website. See link on the right sidebar of this page.

Kent 4-H Inclement Weather Policy: If there is no school, early dismissal, or school activities are canceled due to inclement weather, ALL 4-H events are canceled. If the snow emergency plan is in effect, all 4-H events for the day or evening are canceled.

The 4-H Program, as the youth education arm of the University of Maryland, provides the opportunity for youth to learn beneficial cognitive and life skills through community and school focused, research-based experiential educational programs. Decision-making, acquiring knowledge, responsibility, creative thinking, communication, understanding of self and cooperation are the life skills that accomplish the mission of creating competent, caring, responsible individuals.

Each 4-H member selects at least 1 educational project to complete throughout the 4-H year.

Projects include: arts, crafts, photography, dairy, forestry, swine, clothing, goats, leadership, shooting sports, dog, entomology, sheep, veterinary science, horse, citizenship, small pets, woodworking, foods and much more.

4-H involves 80 enrolled volunteers and 187 4-H club members in traditional club programming. Additional volunteers serve as workshop leaders, fair activity leaders, club assistants and more. 4-H conducts education programming for approximately 500 students in in-school and after school programming such as outdoor education, farm tours, embryology, entomology and more. Beth Hill, 4-H educator, is responsible for all county level activities, volunteer and club management, training, 4-H division of Kent County Fair and overall educational programming, teaching 131 classes and over 2,600 youth and adults in 2009.

4-H'ers and volunteers impact the community through service activities including visits to Briscoe Manor retirement community for afternoons of games, eating, crafts and visiting; making quilts for hospitalized children; making gifts for Chester River Manor residents; 4-H Toy Drives and fundraisers to benefit the community.

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