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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.

May Space Bitmoji Screenshot

Our 4-H STEAM Bitmoji Classroom has evolved!

We will be offering themed Classrooms that each have 4 bitmoji rooms and 4 assignments. Once all 4 assignments are completed and submitted you will receive a certificate of completion in the mail. You may complete the themed Classroom at your own pace, it can be accessed when it is convenient for your schedule. The first themed classroom, Space Exploration will be released on May 4th. You’ll learn about stars, mars, and the solar system from afar. Contactldubois@umass.edu to receive a google classroom invitation on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. May the fourth be with you!  All participants who complete the 4 assignments by May 31st will be entered into a drawing for one of 2- $15 Gift Cards to Dunkin Donuts.  Good luck and "may the odds be ever in your favor."

 

 

Congressman Jim McGovern with George Brown and K9 dog Teddy

George Brown, father of Norfolk County 4-H member Caleigh Brown, took her dog, Teddy, to a meeting at the Capitol with Congressman James McGovern (MA 2nd district) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA 3rd district) as part of the K9 First Responders Critical Incident Mental Health Support. 

Congressman Jim McGovern with George Brown and K9 dog, Teddy

George Brown, father of Norfolk County 4-H member Caleigh Brown, took her dog, Teddy, to a meeting at the Capitol with Congressman James McGovern (MA 2nd district) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA 3rd district) as part of the K9 First Responders.