News and Events
2015 CT 4-H Expressive Arts Day
March 21,2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
UConn Greater Hartford Campus
Fashion Revue Forms
Regional Public Presentation Competition
Hartford, Litchfield & Tolland County
January 17, 2015; 9:00-11:45 am
Snow date: January 18, 2015
Tolland County Extension Center
24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT
Must pre-register by January 12, 2015
Bristol Meyers Squibb and UConn 4-H
Present "Tomorrow's Innovators
in Science, Technology Engineering and Math." A series of six science
Saturday programs for New Haven area
youth in Grades 4-7
9:15 am - Noon
New Haven County Extension Center
Nov. 1, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 21, Mar 14 and April 25
Connecticut 4-H: a great place to learn new things
What’s in it for young people?
When you join 4-H, you choose what interests you. Here are some examples of hands-on opportunities:
• exploring the environment and nature
• growing your own food with all types of gardens
• learning about technology and robotics
• developing photography or drama skills
• caring for animals
You can be part of a club, be an individual member, attend 4-H Camp, go on a field trip or show off your new skills at a 4-H Fair. In the process, you meet new friends, solve problems and make a difference in your neighborhood or even in the world.
Adults like it, too!
Our adult 4-H volunteers enjoy working with young people to gain their full potential. Depending on the talents and time you can contribute, we have a place for you in:
• individual events
• short-term or long term projects with national curriculums
• on-going group activities
• committee membership
You’ll get plenty of training and support from the Connecticut Cooperative Extension Staff and recognition, too. You might even learn new skills while seeing youth grow and develop. Get a new worldview.
According to research by Tufts University, 4-H youth are 25% more likely to contribute to their families, themselves and their communities, and 41% less likely to engage in risky/problem behavior. Be part of the 4-H world.
Senator Richard Blumenthal (second from right) visits with Fair Officers at the 2012 Middlesex and New Haven County 4-H Fair.