4-H Youth Development

Welcome to Delaware 4-H


4-H is the place where learning is fun, whether it takes place in your school, at camp, in your community or at the University of Delaware. There are plenty of exciting adventures that you can have in your community, state, country and all over the world. 

If you think that 4-H is just for rural kids, you will be surprised to find out that you are wrong. Delaware 4-H has something for each of the over 36,000 young people who participate in 4-H each year.

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Now Hiring!

Redding Middle School 4-H Club leader


Under the general direction of the 4-H Extension Program Coordinator this job is responsible for providing leadership to the New Castle County 4-H Afterschool club in the Middletown community. This is a grant funded position and will be offered contingent on grant funding availability.


Sample Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and arrange meetings and youth programming related to Healthy Living, STEM & —Agriculture, and Civic Engagement
  • Teach about and engage youth in the greater county/state 4-H program offerings
  • Work with project leads to develop a strong 4-H mission outreach program
  • Develop and implement strategies to capture individual and club success

 

For more information or to apply contact Jenny Trunfio jtrunfio@udel.edu

Edgemoor community 4-H Club leader


Under the general direction of the 4-H Extension Program Coordinator this job is responsible for providing leadership to the New Castle County 4-H Afterschool club in the Edgemoor community. This is a grant funded position and will be offered contingent on grant funding availability.


Sample Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and arrange meetings and youth programming related to Healthy Living, STEM & Agriculture, and Civic Engagement
  • Teach about and engage youth in the greater county/state 4-H program offerings
  • Work with project leads to develop a strong 4-H mission outreach program
  • Develop and implement strategies to capture individual and club success

 

For more information or to apply contact Jenny Trunfio jtrunfio@udel.edu

Delaware 4-H News

  • Examples of submitted artwork

    Delaware 4-H Equine Art Contest Winners

    October 25, 2021 | Written by Delaware 4-H
    Delaware 4-H members of all ages recently participated in a statewide Equine Art Contest sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Horse Advisory Committee, a group of volunteer 4-H Equine Project Leaders.
  • A Galactic Quest for 4-Hers!

    October 11, 2021 | Written by Jenny Trunfio, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator
    Since 2008, National 4-H Council has released a challenge kit for youth to learn and develop a passion for STEM topics through fun, engaging, hands-on activities. The 2021 STEM Challenge is Galactic Quest.
  • September Spotlight: Eisenberg Elementary Afterschool Club

    September 30, 2021 | Written by Eisenberg Elementary Afterschool Club
    The 4-H afterschool program at Harry O. Eisenberg Elementary School has been an integral part of the Colonial School District for the last three years.
  • Building Future Leaders in 4-H Afterschool

    September 20, 2021 | Written by D’Aesha Fletcher, Frank Ferlenda and Ray Taylor, Delaware 4-H
    Across Delaware, 4-H Afterschool programs have been shown to positively influence school attendance, academic performance, motivation, behavior and overall, encourage students to do well in school and beyond.
  • UD Extension Summer Camp

    August 03, 2021 | Written by Michele Walfred
    Delaware youth get unique look at the day in the life of a Cooperative Extension agent.

Impacts in the First State


 

Learning at home

Are you looking for research-based at home learning resources? 4-H has many resources in connection with their state’s Land Grant University. Different States have different lessons, so check it out! 

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Youtube Playlist: Spotlight on 4-H Projects: youtube.com/watch?v=playlist?list=PLI-ZR4Jwy4gI9d6xEHfETIFHrSvzR458_

Spotlight on 4-H Projects


Why is 4-H so great? There is no better testimonial than from the youth who are impacted by the diversity of project areas offered to Delaware youth through the 4-H program. Listen to their stories!

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