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.
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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.

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.

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

Operating as usual

12/18/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

New episode drops today at 1pm!

The Mute Your Mic crew is back with special guests Bethany Eigel, Chesterfield 4-H Extension Agent and Katie Tennant, Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center Program Director. Tune in as we talk about everything health. Find out why health became the 5th "H", learn workout tips from two top-notch athletes, and stick around for "The Battle of the Wall Squats."

“Sit back, find a comfy seat and get ready for some excitement.” Reggie Morris, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Age...
12/18/2020
Extension Programs Pivot, Operate Better Than Ever in Arlington and Alexandria

“Sit back, find a comfy seat and get ready for some excitement.” Reggie Morris, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Agent for 4-H Youth Development for the City of Alexandria, opens the yearly review of accomplishments for public officials and the community in Arlington and Alexandria on Dec. 11. In the virtual presentation he “challenges you to find a way to come together to continue to improve the lives of Alexandrians, to engage and be involved.”

“Sit back, find a comfy seat and get ready for some excitement.”

"No matter what 2021 brings, 4-H isn't going anywhere." See more in this article about 4-H and VCE in today's Sun-Gazett...
12/16/2020
Cooperative Extension programming rolls on despite impact of COVID

"No matter what 2021 brings, 4-H isn't going anywhere." See more in this article about 4-H and VCE in today's Sun-Gazette.

From 4-H to financial literacy to gardening, with food safety and conservation added to the mix, the programming provided by Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Arlington and Alexandria offices long has tended

12/02/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

It's a Teen Takeover of the Mute Your Mic podcast! Check it out this Friday at 1pm to hear all about our 4-H Counselors experience at summer camp. Click below to learn more!

This week some of our outstanding Fairfax/Arlington/Alexandria 4-H Teen Camp Counselors will share their stories of camp. See what makes them come back year after year, and get a break from Reggie/Caitlin/James talking at you. Episode drops Friday at 1pm!

The 4-H Teen Counselor Open House is on Monday, November 30th from 12:00-1:00. Teens (ages 14-18) living in Arlington, A...
11/19/2020
4-H Teen Open House

The 4-H Teen Counselor Open House is on Monday, November 30th from 12:00-1:00. Teens (ages 14-18) living in Arlington, Alexandria, or Fairfax are all welcome to join via Zoom.
We'll share information about our annual 4-H Summer Camp and all the reasons why teens should consider serving as a 4-H Camp Counselor this year. Beyond planning 4-H Camp, our teen club is an amazing group of young people who meet weekly (Mondays from 12-1) for teambuilding, to play games, and engage in other projects throughout the year. Pre-register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4-h-teen-open-house-tickets-128262288959

Calling all teens in Fairfax, Alexandria, and Arlington! Come join our virtual teen club to socialize, play games, and learn about 4-H!

11/13/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

Check out the latest and greatest from the Mute Your Mic podcast--today at 1pm!

We heard ya'll like Powerpoint Karaoke, so we're bringing it back! Join the crew this week along with friends of the show Sam Fisher and Chad Proudfoot as they navigate our most devious ppt slide deck yet. Today at 1pm--you won't want to miss this.

New Mute Your Mic Episode coming this Friday--be sure to tune in, and tell a friend!
09/24/2020

New Mute Your Mic Episode coming this Friday--be sure to tune in, and tell a friend!

Ohhh we're back with another great episode of the #muteyourmicpodcast and this time we're joined by none other than Mary Grace Campos, Director - Virginia Tech College Access Collaborative. If you or someone you know is looking for advice on what to do after high school, this is the show for you! Learn what VT is doing to support first-generation college students, hear the panel share their advice to prospective college students, and find out why no one will ever get Mary Grace's chocolate cookie recipe.

A brand new episode drops at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Do us a favor and tell a friend!

08/28/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

Check out the latest episode of the Mute Your Mic podcast, "Better know a 4-H Agent." Dropping at 1pm today!

Welcome back to another episode of The Mute Your Mic Podcast. This week's featured guest is India Pearson, 4-H Extension Agent for Fairfax County, VA. Get to know India better as she shares some of the successes and challenges she's faced while working in urban youth development, living outside of the United States, and the introduction of a new game "Level Playing Field" Check is out at 1:00 p.m. Like. Comment. Share.

08/24/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

Our latest episode of Mute Your Mic explores TELI, great 4-H teen leadership program for 10th and 11th graders. Check it out!

08/14/2020

Check out today's podcast--all about 4-H in Senegal!

08/10/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

Mute Your Mic Podcast

EP 13 - "Teen Time"

Teenagers are such an important part of the 4-H world. Their passion, perspective, and vision is needed, especially in today's world. Join Caitlin, James, and Reggie with Special Guest Hosts Hank, Lani, Alexa, and Andrea as they share their personal 4-H story, how youth can empower themselves, and an interesting round of "Hangman."

Mute Your Mic Podcast

EP 13 - "Teen Time"

Teenagers are such an important part of the 4-H world. Their passion, perspective, and vision is needed, especially in today's world. Join Caitlin, James, and Reggie with Special Guest Host Hank, Lani, Alexa, and Andrea as they share their personal 4-H story, how youth can empower themselves, and an interesting round of "Hangman."

A great honor for VCE's Ed Jones. Well done!
07/01/2020
Virginia Cooperative Extension

A great honor for VCE's Ed Jones. Well done!

In honor of his outstanding guidance, Ed Jones, director of #VirginiaCooperativeExtension, received the Association of Southern Region Extension Directors award for distinguished leadership, which recognizes those who have served the national land-grant system, the Southern Extension Services, and the association with exemplary distinction.

Jones is the first member of Virginia Cooperative Extension to receive the award since its inception in 2008.

06/25/2020

Our 4-H Teen Counselors want YOU to come to camp! Check out this video to see what it's all about.

The Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria (FAA) Virtual 4-H Junior Camp will take place July 10 - 12, from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. dai...
06/22/2020

The Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria (FAA) Virtual 4-H Junior Camp will take place July 10 - 12, from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. daily. Children (all ages welcomed) and families are invited to participate in this virtual camping experience at no cost. Join us for the most innovative 4-H camp yet! Call your friends and meet us at the virtual campfire, camp dance, and camp classes. Parents, this is a great opportunity for you to learn more about an amazing summer camping program while having some good old fashioned fun.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/FAAVirtual4HCamp
Deadline: July 3, 2020

The Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria (FAA) Virtual 4-H Junior Camp will take place July 10 - 12, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. daily. Children (all ages welcomed) and families are invited to participate in this virtual camping experience at no cost. Join us for the most innovative 4-H camp yet! Call your friends and meet us at the virtual campfire, camp dance, and camp classes. Parents, this is a great opportunity for you to learn more about an amazing summer camping program while having some good old fashioned fun.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/FAAVirtual4HCamp
Deadline: July 3, 2020

https://tinyurl.com/FAAVirtual4HCamp

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 “Oven 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. 🥰

#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) — 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. 🍎🥛🥦 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. 🍎🥛🥦 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. 🍎🥛🥦 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].     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

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3308 S Stafford St
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