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Mass 4-H

Massachusetts 4-H is a youth development program open to all young people ages 5 through 18 throughout the Commonwealth. It is part of a nationwide system connected to each land-grant institution of higher education and as such, has access to a wealth of resources and curriculum. In Massachusetts, 4-H is based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has offices in seven regions of the state.

Based on the Eight Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development, 4-H helps young people learn life skills under the guidance of trained, screened volunteers in non-formal educational settings such as clubs, camps and afterschool programs. These Essential Elements can also be viewed as the Five “C’s” – Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character and Caring.  When young people work on these characteristics they demonstrate a Sixth “C”: Contribution to self, family, community and the institutions of a civil society.

Winter Forum Flyer

Massachusetts 4-H Presents: Virtual Winter Workshops open to 4-H and the public. Over two weekends, January 16 & 17 and January 23 & 24 Registration deadline is December 7, 2020. Two weekends filled with fun and interesting workshops the whole family can enjoy. These workshops are free to enrolled 4-H members and screened volunteers, otherwise there is a $30 fee to participate. 

Bitmoji Kitchen Classroom

Next New Classroom will be uploaded on Monday, December 7th! We are shifting to Kitchen Chemistry. Learn the science behind cooking and baking while making some edible treats for you and your family to try out. Yum! Sign up with Lauren DuBois at ldubois@umass.edu

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This project was the brainchild of Kathyrn Aubry-McAvoy, leader of the Montague Stitchers 4-H Club. Twenty two 4-H youth, volunteers, parents and siblings made fabulous creations. View slideshow.