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.
Delaware 4-H News
The power of time: the impact of UD Extension volunteers in the First StateApril 27, 2023 | Written by Katie YoungUD Extension's incredible work couldn’t be done without the more than 3,000 volunteers who generously share their time and talents with communities across the First State! Find out all about the work they do and explore the history of UD Extension's volunteer program!
Now’s the time: Start a 4-H Club!April 20, 2023 | Written by Kristin Cook, 4-H Youth Development Agent4-H leaders organize the opportunities for youth to engage in these positive experiences with the help of the staff at the local 4-H office.
5 Ways Youth can Become Comfortable Speaking in Front of an AudienceMarch 02, 2023 | Written by Jill Jackson, 4-H Youth Development AgentWhether participating in a communications contests like Public Speaking and Demonstrations, speaking to a judge at Favorite Foods or talking to their club about an upcoming event, there are a variety of ways 4-H members can practice speaking to others.
5 Ways Being a Summer Camp Counselor Can Prepare You for the FutureFebruary 08, 2023 | Written by Kaitlin Rogers, 4-H Youth Development AgentBeing a summer camp counselor can be a rewarding and long-term beneficial summer job. The skills developed while working with your peers and younger youth will carry on with you into adulthood.
Archery takes 4-Her Abby Sparpaglione across the globeNovember 30, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta4-Her Abby Sparpaglione travels far and wide to compete in national and international archery competitions.
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4-H Speaker's Bureau
Delaware 4-H Youth Educators have a selection of topics that they are available to make presentations on for community audiences. Please complete the form with the topic you are interested in, and someone will contact you about scheduling the presentation.
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!
Youtube Playlist: Spotlight on 4-H Projects: youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PLI-ZR4Jwy4gI9d6xEHfETIFHrSvzR458_