Arlington County 4-H

Arlington County 4-H The official page for all things 4-H in Arlington County, Virginia! 4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
4-H is a community of 7 million young people across the world learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H members participate in fun, hands-on learning activities with focuses on science, engineering and technology, healthy living, and citizenship. Under the leadership of 4-H National Headquarters at USDA, the Cooperative Extension System and its 111 Land-Grant Universities, 4-H delivers research-driven programs through its 3,500 4-H Extension Agents in every county across America. We are part of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments.
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4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. 4-H is rich with learning experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H's "learning by doing" philosophy of youth development. Developing Confident Leaders Standing for head, heart, hands, and health, 4-H uses more than a century of experience in youth development programming to build strong, confident leaders. Young people in the 4-H community learn leadership, citizenship, and a vast array of life skills that benefit them for the rest of their lives. Through school-based, after-school, and community clubs as well as camp settings, 4-H members pledge to build a better community, country, and world. Ready for the Future 4-H participants are youth, ages 5 to 19, taking part in programs provided as the result of actions planned and initiated by Extension personnel in cooperation with volunteers. With a direct connection to research at Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, 4-H is the first experience many young people have with higher education. 4-H is characterized as being community-centered, volunteer-led, Extension-staff supervised, research-based, home- and family-oriented, publicly and privately funded, and responsive to change. Join Us Virginia 4-H welcomes you to get a glimpse of what 4-H is all about. Explore this website to see what 4-H'ers are up to, or contact the Arlington County 4-H Extension Agent to find out how you can learn about all that 4-H has to offer.

Mission: 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults, in a hands-on environment.

Thank you to SCAN of Northern Virginia for sharing this master list of family resources during this difficult time: http...
03/31/2020
Resources for Families During COVID-19 | SCAN

Thank you to SCAN of Northern Virginia for sharing this master list of family resources during this difficult time: https://www.scanva.org/resources-for-families-during-covid-19/

Resources for Families During COVID-19SCAN continues to gather valuable resources available for children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know of an additional resource we should include, please send an email with details to [email protected].     GENERAL SUPPORT 2-1-1 Virginia is a...

Save a trip to the grocery store--try making your own bread!
03/26/2020

Save a trip to the grocery store--try making your own bread!

Hungry? Make your own bread! 🍞
Here's the recipe! 👉https://bit.ly/4HBreadinBag

#Virginia4H #VA4HActivityOfTheDay #InspireKidsToDo #BetterTogether 4-H

COVID-19 4-H Camp Update At present, 4-H Camp is still scheduled to run as planned.  The Arlington Extension Office is t...
03/25/2020
4-H Camp

COVID-19 4-H Camp Update

At present, 4-H Camp is still scheduled to run as planned.

The Arlington Extension Office is temporarily closed and is unable to receive mail or deliveries. To submit your application, you may either:

1) Send your forms electronically to Octavia Walker at [email protected]

OR

2) Mail your forms to:
Attn: Arlington 4-H Camp
Alexandria Extension Office
Lee Center
1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

For the time being, please DO NOT include payment for your camper. Once our office reopens, we will contact families about processing remaining payments. If you have any questions, please contact either myself at [email protected] or Octavia Walker at [email protected].

Thank you for your support and patience during these times.

Sincerely,
Arlington 4-H
Updated 3/24/2020
https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/programs/4h-camp.html

Thank you, APS!
03/24/2020
Arlington Public Schools

Thank you, APS!

Beginning Wed, March 25, APS will expand the number of sites that provide free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to five locations to better reach families. Meals will be set up outside the building for distribution from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The additional sites include Barrett, Campbell and Randolph elementary schools.

It's a great day for paper planes! Check out the activity below to get your engineering brain buzzing.
03/20/2020

It's a great day for paper planes! Check out the activity below to get your engineering brain buzzing.

We are ending the week with great weather and an activity to do outside! This is an experiment to see what type of paper airplane will fly the farthest. Two designs are included in the photos, as well as an instruction sheet.

Get creative-- don't have paper clips? Use something else to change the weight of your airplanes.

Let's see your airplanes!

Thanks to our friends Mississippi State University Extension Service for this helpful resource!
03/19/2020

Thanks to our friends Mississippi State University Extension Service for this helpful resource!

As you and your family stay home for an extended
period of time, planning and serving meals can be a challenge. We have created a 14-day meal plan, recipes, and shopping list to make it a little easier. Please view here:http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/publications/publications/P3430_web.pdf #MSUext

Feeling a little stir-crazy? Try 4-H Yoga for Kids to work out some of that energy! Thanks Northumberland County Virgini...
03/18/2020

Feeling a little stir-crazy? Try 4-H Yoga for Kids to work out some of that energy! Thanks Northumberland County Virginia Cooperative Extension for the great description below!

For today, let's get our bodies moving with 4-H Yoga for Kids! Yoga helps our bodies relax and stay flexible, as well as decreases feelings of stress.

You don't need a mat to do yoga- you can use a towel or blanket. Get some fresh air and have your family go outside and do it!

The photos below show some of the basic poses in 4-H Yoga for Kids. Remember to take deep breaths through each pose.

I can't wait to see your family yoga photos- it's a great way to engage in physical activity and have fun at the same time.

Not sure what's real and what's not? Check out VCE's research-based information on COVID-19, in easy to understand langu...
03/17/2020
VCE COVID-19 resources

Not sure what's real and what's not? Check out VCE's research-based information on COVID-19, in easy to understand language. Available here: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates/resources.html

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by l...

Check out VCE's easy to understand flyers on preparing and responding to COVID-19. Available here: https://ext.vt.edu/co...
03/17/2020
VCE COVID-19 resources

Check out VCE's easy to understand flyers on preparing and responding to COVID-19. Available here: https://ext.vt.edu/covid-19updates/resources.html

Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by l...

Need some easy ways to keep your kids engaged and learning at home? Check out the 4-H #InspireKidstoDo Activity Guide to...
03/16/2020
4-H - Inspire Kids to Do

Need some easy ways to keep your kids engaged and learning at home? Check out the 4-H #InspireKidstoDo Activity Guide to find 60 hands-on learning activity ideas!
🍀 Download now: http://bit.ly/38NioDF

Download the 4-H Inspire Kids to Do Holiday Activity Guide for 15 inspirational activities to help your kids grow into True Leaders this holiday season. https://4-H.org/30DaysFB #InspireKidstoDo #TrueLeaders

Please share this info on free breakfast & lunches for APS students grades K-12 in 2 locations while schools are closed ...
03/16/2020
APS to Offer Grab-and-Go Meals During Closure

Please share this info on free breakfast & lunches for APS students grades K-12 in 2 locations while schools are closed through April 14: Kenmore Middle School and Drew Elementary, starting Monday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals will be available to *any* child ages 2-18, but children must be present to receive the meal.

Arlington Public Schools will be offering free breakfasts and lunches to those who need them during the month-long school closure.

APS announced Friday evening that meals will be provided for pickup from Kenmore Middle School and Drew Elementary, starting Monday, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The meals wil

What is your process for selecting 4-H summer camp classes? Here is the smiley face approach.😲🙂😊😫
02/21/2020

What is your process for selecting 4-H summer camp classes? Here is the smiley face approach.
😲🙂😊😫

02/20/2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! We are still accepting applications for Male Counselors for 4-H Summer Camp. Great opportunity for building your resume or fulfilling volunteer hours.

https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/content/arlington_ext_vt_edu/en/programs/4h-camp/_jcr_content/nav-briefs/download/file.res/2020%20FAA%20Counselor%20Application.pdf

02/13/2020
Fairfax 4-H

Need service hours? Want a boatload of fun? Apply to be a 4-H Camp Counselor this summer. Here's the link: https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/programs/4h-camp.html

Need something fun to do this summer? Looking for Community Service hours? Check out what Mussey has to say!

*looking for Male Counselors. Ages 14-18

Northern Virginia 4-H Educational CenterAlexandria 4-H Youth DevelopmentArlington County 4-H

Did you know that Arlington 4-H has a twitter account? Follow us @Arlington4H!
01/15/2020
Arlington County 4-H (@Arlington4H) | Twitter

Did you know that Arlington 4-H has a twitter account? Follow us @Arlington4H!

The latest Tweets from Arlington County 4-H (@Arlington4H). 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. We're more than cows and plows!. Arlington, VA

Arlington 4-H went rock climbing with the wonderful #GirlPower Club and #ReachingNewHeights at Earth Treks today. These ...
01/13/2020
Terri Taylor on Twitter

Arlington 4-H went rock climbing with the wonderful #GirlPower Club and #ReachingNewHeights at Earth Treks today. These young ladies ROCKED it!

“The Kenmore #GirlPower Club is #ReachingNewHeights @EarthTreks with the @ArlingtonVaPD & 4H VA Cooperative Extension! We're building confidence, using our strength, and encouraging others to do their best!! @APSKenmore #YouGetMoreAtKenmore #APSWholeChild”

Master Food Volunteers
01/09/2020
Master Food Volunteers

Master Food Volunteers

At the end of the training, participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently help others improve their lives through balanced eating and healthy living. In return, participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of the training.

Love to cook? Consider joining the Extension family and taking the Master Food Volunteer course. Open now!
01/09/2020
Master Food Volunteers

Love to cook? Consider joining the Extension family and taking the Master Food Volunteer course. Open now!

At the end of the training, participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently help others improve their lives through balanced eating and healthy living. In return, participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of the training.

Save the Date: FAA 4-H Camp runs June 28-July 2, 2020! Camper Applications will go out in February. Counselor registrati...
01/08/2020

Save the Date: FAA 4-H Camp runs June 28-July 2, 2020! Camper Applications will go out in February. Counselor registration is now open!

4-H was well represented at the Arlington County-Alexandria City Virginia Cooperative Extension program showcase. #4-H "...
12/30/2019
Extension Outreach Backed by Research Meets Community Needs

4-H was well represented at the Arlington County-Alexandria City Virginia Cooperative Extension program showcase. #4-H "Alexandria City Manager Mark Jenks sports his 4-H T-shirt at the Virginia Cooperative Extension breakfast Friday, Dec. 6."

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Sharing a couple of pictures from our recent breakfast showcase.
12/27/2019

Sharing a couple of pictures from our recent breakfast showcase.

Be on the lookout for 4-H billboards coming to VA soon!
10/31/2019

Be on the lookout for 4-H billboards coming to VA soon!

Spotted by Demetria Woods of Montgomery County 4-H Ohio! Let us know if you spot a 4-H billboard in your community! #4HGrows

Great work from our friends at Alexandria 4-H!
10/23/2019

Great work from our friends at Alexandria 4-H!

1. Frame. 2. What? 3. So What? 4. Now What?

Questioning (or debriefing) is a key step that helps young people connect the dots. Life skill development is a fundamental part of 4-H Youth Development. This easy to use inforgraphic shares how you and or any youth service provider can incorporate debriefing into everyday programming.

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers several resources through its Disaster Education Network for preparing for and tac...
09/06/2019
Disaster Education Network

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers several resources through its Disaster Education Network for preparing for and tackling a storm's aftermath. Check them out here!

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Disaster Education Network (VCEDEN) connects Extension educators, specialists, and various disaster agencies to create fact sheets and resource information, including county Extension contacts, to reduce the impact of a disaster on individuals and families.

See what Kaethe, the 4-H Intern has been up to this summer!
08/16/2019
Home | Arlington 4-H Summer 2019 Internship

See what Kaethe, the 4-H Intern has been up to this summer!

Arlington 4-H 18 hours ago 2 min a goodbye... As my time as the 4-H intern comes to an end, I can reflect on these past three months. Of course, with any job there are some difficult times (adapting lesson plans), nerve racking times (public speaking), and stressful times (‘will everything be fini...

Let's hear it for APS!
08/09/2019
APS Named Top School System in Virginia

Let's hear it for APS!

Arlington Public Schools has been named the top school system in Virginia for the second year in a row. Ranking site Niche recently released its new 2020 Best Schools list and APS topped all others in the Commonwealth with an A+ ranking. Falls Church City Public Schools was No. 2, Loudoun County

Let's hear it for Senegal 4-H!
07/30/2019
Taking root in Senegal

Let's hear it for Senegal 4-H!

Virginia Tech helps grow 4-H programs in West Africa

New pictures from our 4-H Soccer Club at Campbell Elementary. A big thanks to Extended Day and Arlington Soccer Associat...
05/16/2019
PHOTOS: ‘Girls with Goals’ builds skills on, off the field

New pictures from our 4-H Soccer Club at Campbell Elementary. A big thanks to Extended Day and Arlington Soccer Association for making this possible!

Campbell Elementary School’s extended-day program is collaborating with the 4-H program of Arlington-Alexandria Cooperative Extension and the Arlington Soccer Association in a new initiative – “Girls with Goals” – the

Arlington 4-H isn't just about agriculture--we also build life skills through nature clubs, cooking classes, and even so...
05/13/2019
Arlington initiative aims to instill love of soccer in local girls

Arlington 4-H isn't just about agriculture--we also build life skills through nature clubs, cooking classes, and even soccer!

A new collaborative effort is working to bring a love of soccer to a group of local youth who, in the past, may not have considered the sport as an

Calling all soccer players! We're looking for someone to help lead an afterschool soccer club at Campbell Elementary. Be...
02/22/2019
4-H Soccer Club

Calling all soccer players! We're looking for someone to help lead an afterschool soccer club at Campbell Elementary. Be a role model, encourage sportsmanship, and have some fun! Email Caitlin at [email protected] for more information.

Kick a ball, play games, and make a difference to Arlington youth! 4-H is looking for volunteers to help elementary aged children build their soccer skills. Partnering with Arlington County Public...

You're invited to the 4-H Nature Knights Kick-off meeting! Tomorrow, Tuesday 2/12 from 6-7:30pm at Walter Reed Community...
02/11/2019

You're invited to the 4-H Nature Knights Kick-off meeting! Tomorrow, Tuesday 2/12 from 6-7:30pm at Walter Reed Community Center. Please email Liz at [email protected] if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!

Camp
02/07/2019
Camp

Camp

4-H Junior Camp is held at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational and Conference Center in Front Royal, Virginia. Campers ages 9-13 are lodged in a room with campers of similar age, and have the opportunity to request their roommates. Each room is part of a Pack, which serves as the camper’s “fam...

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