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.

4-H Virtual CongressVirginia 4-H is proud to present Congress Across the Commonwealth! We invite all teenage youth (ages...
06/05/2020
4H-CAC-01 2020 Congress Across the Commonwealth

4-H Virtual Congress

Virginia 4-H is proud to present Congress Across the Commonwealth! We invite all teenage youth (ages 14 - 19) to join Virginia 4-H in our premier, statewide annual 4-H event for outstanding 4-H teens and adult volunteer leaders. Youth will engage in virtual workshops within the 4-H mission areas of Agriculture, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

REGISTER ONLINE AT https://tinyurl.com/4-HCongress

Registration closes THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Registration for Congress Across the Commonwealth is only $10.00. The registration price is the same for youth and adults. Scholarships are available. To apply for a scholarship, please email 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu at [email protected].

The State 4-H Office would like to present Congress Across the Commonwealth. We would like to invite all teenage youth (ages 14 - 19) to join Virginia 4-H in our premier, statewide annual 4-H event for outstanding 4-H teens and adult volunteer leaders. Youth will engage in virtual workshops within t...

Just because our doors are closed, doesn't mean we aren't still here to help!
05/29/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension goes digital, explores new pathways for content delivery

Just because our doors are closed, doesn't mean we aren't still here to help!

Though COVID-19 has halted many of the in-person events that Virginia Cooperative Extension has historically held, it hasn’t slowed Extension agents, specialists, and administrators who have brought many of the in-person experiences online, which has resulted in some unique and useful educational ...

05/27/2020
Virginia Farm-to-Table

Tune in to VCE's new Virtual Farm to Table initiative and see how crops are grown, chat with experts, and enjoy a food demonstration. This week is all about bees! Details below--hope you can join us!

Learn about how honey is produced and then learn how to make some delicious honey pumpkin bars

This month's Tech on Tap will look at all things food in the time of COVID-19. Be sure to join us!
05/22/2020

This month's Tech on Tap will look at all things food in the time of COVID-19. Be sure to join us!

Tech on Tap: The Ripple Effect- Food in the time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the food industry in interesting ways: food supply chains have been disrupted, the food service industry has had to adapt or redirect, and many are cooking at home more. As Virginia and the country begin to reopen, we consider how this will affect the landscape of our lives. Featuring Virginia Tech Food Science & Technology Department

Thanks to Virginia Tech Virginia Tech - DC area partners Alexandria Economic Development Partnership Alexandria Library Port City Brewing Company Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-on-tap-the-ripple-effect-food-in-the-time-of-covid-19-registration-104363774860

05/21/2020
4-H

Great, FREE 4-H cookbook! Check out the live session today at noon with celebrity chef, Carla Hall!

We are so excited for our new #4HFreshChefs cookbook that we are coming to you LIVE tomorrow with Chef Carla Hall for a cooking demonstration of her β€œOven Smothered Chicken!" Join us tomorrow at 12:00 PM EST for your #lunchinspiration. Download the FREE cookbook: https://bit.ly/3cSwBlM #4HatHome

05/19/2020
Alexandria 4-H Youth Development

The "James & Reggie" Show

Ep. 4 "Teens"

Teen leaders and members play a vital role in any successful 4-H program. In celebration of the c/o 2020 join Caitlin, James, and Reggie as they share a few high school memories, explain why teen counselors are so important to 4-H Junior Camp, and attempt to figure out why TikTok is so popular.

The "James & Reggie" Show

Ep. 4 "Teens"

Teen leaders and members play a vital role in any successful 4-H program. In celebration of the c/o 2020 join Caitlin, James, and Reggie as they share a few high school memories, explain why teen counselors are so important to 4-H Junior Camp, and attempt to figure out why TikTok is so popular. #like #share #listen James Mason Arlington County 4-H Sussex County 4-H Virginia 4-H

We love our 4-H Volunteers!
04/21/2020

We love our 4-H Volunteers!

Today we're featuring our fabulous Arlington County 4-H Virginia Cooperative Extension Volunteers! These caring adults lead no-cost afterschool clubs in the areas of environmental education, gardening, financial literacy, healthy living, soccer, and more. Whether they're digging in the dirt or leading a mock interview, these folks make a difference to the young people in our community. Thank you, 4-H Volunteers, for being such incredible role models!
#Virginia4H #ArlingtonCounty4H

At 4-H we're starting the week with some positivity. Thank you to our friends in Arlington who are staying home and safe...
04/20/2020

At 4-H we're starting the week with some positivity. Thank you to our friends in Arlington who are staying home and safe!

Help spread some joy by writing a note to a friend or parent to tell them why you appreciate them. πŸ₯°

#VA4HActivityOfTheDay #MindfulnessMondays #4HAtHome 4-H VSU College of Agriculture Virginia Cooperative Extension Ohio State University Extension Ohio State - 4-H Youth Development

No matter what the times bring, Virginia Cooperative Extension will always be here to help!
04/13/2020
VCE makes changes to meet local needs

No matter what the times bring, Virginia Cooperative Extension will always be here to help!

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) β€” Virginia Cooperative Extension Extension Forester for the Northern District, Adam Downing, explains VCE’s pivot to meet local needs.

04/10/2020
Virginia 4-H

Virginia 4-H

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all summer Virginia 4-H in-person camps are canceled. We are taking this difficult but necessary measure to ensure the safety of our campers, their families, and our 4-H community. Anyone that made deposits or payments will receive a refund and we are developing the process to get those to you. Thank you for your cooperation as we get through these unprecedented times together.

Please continue to follow this page as we continue offering engaging ways to educate our youth online.

Thanks to our friends South Carolina 4-H Youth Development for this great at-home learning opportunity. Check it out, Ar...
04/08/2020

Thanks to our friends South Carolina 4-H Youth Development for this great at-home learning opportunity. Check it out, Arlington!

If you haven't registered for the [email protected] program yet you need to. Great resources to keep the students engaged while school is out. We are currently in 31 states and 5 countries and it all started here with your SC Midlands Region 4-H Agents, and the help from many agents across the state.

https://4hathome.eventbrite.com

What is your favorite food? Make a list of the foods you like and decide how nutritious they are. 🍎πŸ₯›πŸ₯¦ What different typ...
04/07/2020

What is your favorite food? Make a list of the foods you like and decide how nutritious they are. 🍎πŸ₯›πŸ₯¦ What different types of foods would you like to try?

#Virginia4H #VA4HActivityOfTheDay #InspireKidsToDo #BetterTogether

What is your favorite food? Make a list of the foods you like and decide how nutritious they are. 🍎πŸ₯›πŸ₯¦ What different types of foods would you like to try?

#Virginia4H #VA4HActivityOfTheDay #InspireKidsToDo #BetterTogether
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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]. Β  Β  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! πŸ‘‰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!
πŸ€ 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.πŸ˜²πŸ™‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜«
02/21/2020

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

Address

3308 S Stafford St
Arlington, VA
22206

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 228-6404

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