University of Maryland Extension

4-H & Youth


Dear 4-H families

Every day we try to find something new and different to help our children and 4-H members. Sometimes it is difficult to satisfy everyone’s interests and needs to help them cope with boredom.

You, as 4-H leaders, volunteers and families are doing so many great things to get your 4-Hers and children to be active and engaged virtually and in person to help their clubs and their communities.

We really appreciate what you do for all of us in the 4-H program.

Each day you look for something new activities and yes, there is a lot more out there to learn and share

I want to share this youth program which is provided and managed by one of our 4-H AIS site managers. The program is planned for youth and taught by youth. Very encouraging, so here it is: check It has so many fun activities you can use and share with friends. If you have any questions let me know.

Stay Safe!
Stay Healthy!


Maryland 4-H Family,

The Nurturing Social Empowerment and Resilience Team will be releasing weekly on Mondays an article document called "You Matter".

Designed to bring you tips, techniques, and positive messaging to support self-care. It is very important during the day to make small efforts to check in with yourself and work to meet your own needs. It's not selfish, it's self-care!

We want our 4-H team and our community to stay strong, empowered and resilient during these times, and self-care is a big part of that success.

Attached as a PDF and image file of the document you can share with your       4-H Families. These articles will also be housed on the Learning from Home link on our state website ( a direct link to the first article is

If you have any suggestions or need help, please let any of us know.

Make the time! Because You Matter!

Sincerely the Nurturing Social Empowerment and REsilience Team,
Amy Rhodes, Amanda Wahle, Dwayne Murphy, Ann Sherrad, Vernelle Hawkins, Snatana Mays, Christine Allred

You Matter Articles


Children and Stress during COVID 19

Healthy & Feeling Good


4-H'ers in Montgomery County are leading a movement for positive change in every community in America, including right here in Montgomery County, MD!

If you are a Montgomery County 4-H'er looking to sign up for an activity, event, or program, click here.



4-H is a nation-wide hands-on youth development program, the largest in the United States with over 6.5 million members. Our purpose is to provide a supportive setting for all girls and boys to mature into competent, caring, and responsible people through volunteerism and the learning of valuable life skills. 4-H also provides many opportunities for young people to take on leadership roles. At its most basic level, 4-H is about belonging to one or more 4-H clubs and pursuing the projects and interests that you love, all while serving the community.

4-H’ers join clubs and pursue projects and interests of their own choosing in areas like:

  • Art and music
  • Science and technology
  • Animals and agriculture
  • Communications
  • Healthy living
  • History and heritage
  • Citizenship
  • Community action and volunteering

4-H’ers also participate in the 4-H program in ways beyond their clubs. We have:

Become a 4-H member and join our Revolution! 

See a list of our clubs in Montgomery County

If you would like to become a 4-H volunteer, click here

To find out more about 4-H, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page and see our video below:


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