4-H Week 2020

National 4-H Week Oct 4-10


National 4-H Week Oct 4-10

  • Sunday, October 4, 2020, 12:30 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Saturday, October 10, 2020, 12:30 AM - 11:45 PM

Don't miss out on the chance to celebrate your 4-H pride this year with National 4-H Week!

Research has proven that participation in 4-H has a significant positive impact on young people. Recent findings from the Tufts University 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that, when compared to their peers, young people in 4-H are:

  • Nearly 4 times more likely to contribute to their communities
  • Two times more likely to pursue healthy behaviors
  • Two times more likely to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs outside of school time.
  • 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the world, is a community of seven million young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. In the U.S., 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Overseas, 4-H programs operate throughout more than 50 countries.
  • Learn more about The Steuben County 4-H Program at www.putknowledgetowork.org or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/steuben4H/

How will you help? Here are a few ways you can be involved during National 4-H Week:

  • Consider partnering with a local business/organization to create a poster that highlights 4-H. Posters can be organized by 4-H clubs, families, or a group of 4-H Friends
  • Celebrate 4-H Week by wearing your favorite 4-H attire (t-shirt, hat, etc.)
  • Consider updating your Facebook or Instagram Photo to something 4-H related
  • Consider sharing a few of your favorite 4-H stories with your family or friends throughout the week

October 2020-National 4-H STEM Challenge

The 4-H STEM Challenge is an annual initiative to inspire kids everywhere to take an interest in science, technology, engineering and math through hands-on learning.

The 2020 4-H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities that teaches kids ages 8-14 STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.

How to Participate?

-Online Activity: Youth can participate online at this link https://4-h.org/parents/4-h-stem-challenge/insight-from-mars-activity/

-Family-Sized Kit: Includes materials for 1-4 youth to participate in the offline activities. Interested in purchasing the kit? Visit Shop 4-H

About 4-H:

4-H, the nation's largest youth development and empowerment organization, cultivates confident kids who tackle the issues that matter most in their communities right now. In the United States, 4-H programs empower six million young people through the 110 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension in more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, independent, country-led 4-H organizations empower one million young people in more than 50 countries. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/4H.


Ainsley Owens
4-H Program Coordinator

Last updated September 30, 2020