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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.

Current Newsletter: Mass 4H Newsletter 2020 Vol. 0:1
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Get a team together and get ready for a fun exercise challenge! Walk, jog, run, use your elliptical, ride a bike, ride a horse, rollerblade, or swim, just get moving!

4-H Across America is a program in which 4-H members, volunteers, and families exercise their way across America – “virtually speaking “- from Boston, Massachusetts to Sacramento, California.

This program is open to everyone in 4-H; youth, volunteers, parents and supporters. 4-H Across America will take place from May 15 - October 1, 2020.

The Massachusetts 4-H Program is offering a series of animal science related Zoom sessions for interested youth, adults and leaders.

Checkout the 4-H Events page for listings of the various sessions.

Computer Science Postcard

Massachusetts 4-H announces NEW Computer Science (CS) Impact program funded through a grant from Google.