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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.

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Online Community Craft Workshop Series

The 4-H Springfield Mass Youth Leaders have created a 4 session workshop series of fun and easy crafts for all 4-H youth. Cloverbuds can participate with support of a family member. Scissors, paint and measuring will be involved. This opportunity was created specifically to connect and engage with other 4-hers throughout the state since all in-person events have been canceled for 2020. The 4-H Springfield Mass Youth Leaders have missed creating experiences with other 4-H participants and this is their way to create a virtual connection and new experience. 4-H youth can register to be a part of this workshop series by emailing ldubois@umass.edu

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System Check. We are Go for Launch at noon and are on the launchpad initiating countdown. If you want to join us on our mission contact Mission Control at ldubois@umext.umass.edu

Special Shoutout to Specialist and CS Teen, La'Tasia, for the video of our first activity.

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Join in on the fun! The Massachusetts Virtual 4-H Halloween! Contests for Animal Costume, Pumpkin Carving or Decorating for cloverbuds and Scarecrow. Deadline to enter is October 22nd at 7pm. A virtual awards program will be held on October 28th at 7pm where we will announce the winners! We hope that you will join in on this fun event!