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.

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.

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...

12/21/2018
Arlington Public Schools

Happy Holidays from APS and your friends at 4-H!

This year's annual Winter Greeting was produced by an all-star Career Center student film crew and features a cast of students from Patrick Henry Elementary. We hope you will take a moment to watch it, as we all prepare to enjoy a wonderful and much-deserved break. Read More: https://www.apsva.us/post/aps-winter-break-message/

4-H Camp 2019 Registration is OFFICIALLY OPEN! Register today!
12/11/2018
4-H Camp

4-H Camp 2019 Registration is OFFICIALLY OPEN! Register today!

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...

We're hiring! We're seeking a part time receptionist to work in the Arlington VCE office. If you're interested, please a...
12/04/2018
Part-time Unit Support Staff - Arlington County

We're hiring! We're seeking a part time receptionist to work in the Arlington VCE office. If you're interested, please apply online (not through facebook) at the link here: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/92373

The Arlington County VCE Office is seeking a part-time wage (16-24 hours/week with no benefits) Office Assistant/Receptionist. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide reception support for the Unit Administrative Assistant and Faculty in the Arlington office by greeting visitors, a...

11/29/2018
Alexandria 4-H Youth Development

Arlington Families--know an aspiring young chef? Come on out to the Alexandria 4-H Food Challenge Club meeting tonight!

Reminder! 4-H Food Challenge Club Meeting tonight 6:30 - 8 at the Durant Arts Center. Come on out and see what 4-H is all about!

Consider supporting our wonderful 4-H Camp. And stay tuned for camp updates coming soon!
11/27/2018

Consider supporting our wonderful 4-H Camp. And stay tuned for camp updates coming soon!

It's #GivingTuesday! Will you help shape tomorrow's leaders?

11/15/2018
Arlington Public Schools

Way to go APS!

The Virginia School Boards Association annouced the winners of its annual High School Student Video Contest this afternoon. Arlington Career Center students Sebastian Duall, Jordan Flores, and John Campbell placed 2nd with their video "Teacher Mold Our Future." The VSBA video contest challenged high school students across Virginia to create a 30-second video around the theme of “Why Teachers Are Important.”

AHC Affordable Housing
10/23/2018

AHC Affordable Housing

Learning how sunlight and shadows affect plant growth with science teacher Alison Sheahan and Arlington County 4-H at Fort Henry Gardens. Who knew shadow tag could be so much fun!

Last week our Junior Master Gardeners made insect hotels! Who knows if we'll get some visitors over the winter?
10/22/2018

Last week our Junior Master Gardeners made insect hotels! Who knows if we'll get some visitors over the winter?

10/13/2018
Virginia 4-H

Let's go Virginia 4-H!

Like so many 4-H professionals and volunteers, Jeremy Johnson, State 4-H Leader, is a 4-H alum. He shares how his 4-H experiences inspired him to do. #TrueLeaders #InspireKidstoDo

VCE is hiring! Check out our part time financial education position below.
10/08/2018
Financial Education Program Associate

VCE is hiring! Check out our part time financial education position below.

The Arlington Unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension seeks an individual to assist with the management and implementation of their financial education program. Will coordinate, one on one, the financial counseling program by screening clients and pairing clients with volunteer mentors. Recruit and t...

ARLnow featured VCE's Master Good Volunteer program today. Interested in joining the volunteer team? Applications are up...
08/20/2018
Volunteer Program Looking for Help to Close the 'Meal Gap'

ARLnow featured VCE's Master Good Volunteer program today. Interested in joining the volunteer team? Applications are up now!

There are 17,000 Arlingtonians living without access to affordable, nutritious food, but the planners behind the "Master Food Volunteer" program are hoping you can help change that. The Master Food Volunteer (MFV) program is run through the Virginia Cooperative Extension. The program offers 30 ho

08/17/2018

Know a 9-15 year old nature lover? The 4-H Nature Knights Club is seeking new members! For more information, contact 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu at [email protected], or stop by our booth at the Arlington County Fair this weekend.

Prince William 4-H
08/10/2018
Prince William 4-H

Prince William 4-H

http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/88909 Over the next 10 days we will be posting pictures of all of the great fun we will be having at the Prince William County Fair and 4-H Fair Camp. If you like what you see and want to join our team, we have a job for you! Apply online!

Thrilled to be partnering with RSVP this fall!
08/07/2018

Thrilled to be partnering with RSVP this fall!

Play in the dirt, smell the flowers, and make a difference. Arlington County 4-H is looking for volunteers who would like to help elementary school students learn about the great outdoors. Partnering with Arlington County Public Schools, volunteers will assist staff to lead environmental education activities. If interested please email [email protected]

Join Extension on July 21 for cooking demos (and samples!), face-painting, and fun! Details below.
07/03/2018

Join Extension on July 21 for cooking demos (and samples!), face-painting, and fun! Details below.

Arlington 4-H Camp has filled its boy slots, but still has openings for female campers (Ages 9-13). Apply today!
05/23/2018
4-H Camp

Arlington 4-H Camp has filled its boy slots, but still has openings for female campers (Ages 9-13). Apply today!

4-H Counselor and Camper registration is now open! To apply, please download the application found on the right side of this page. You may drop off this application and payment in person or mail it to the address provided. If you have any questions, please contact Arlington 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu a...

Arlington 4-H Camp is still accepting applications! Youth ages 9-13 are invited to join us for an amazing summer adventu...
05/16/2018
4-H Camp

Arlington 4-H Camp is still accepting applications! Youth ages 9-13 are invited to join us for an amazing summer adventure. Details at the website below.

4-H Counselor and Camper registration is now open! To apply, please download the application found on the right side of this page. You may drop off this application and payment in person or mail it to the address provided. If you have any questions, please contact Arlington 4-H Agent Caitlin Verdu a...

Thank you to our generous sponsors who help us make 4-H Camp affordable for all Arlington families!
05/10/2018
Arlingtgon 4-H program aims to expand summer-camp scholarships

Thank you to our generous sponsors who help us make 4-H Camp affordable for all Arlington families!

Leaders of the Arlington 4-H program are working to make the organization’s summer-camp experience affordable to a wider array of county youth.

4-H
04/03/2018

4-H

“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot do.” Dr. Temple Grandin, New Hampshire 4-H alumna

#WorldAutismAwarenessDay #4Hgrown

Thank you Kiwanis Club of Arlington for your generous support of 4-H Camp Scholarships! (Photo by Richard Barr)
02/22/2018

Thank you Kiwanis Club of Arlington for your generous support of 4-H Camp Scholarships! (Photo by Richard Barr)

Now recruiting 4-H Camp Counselors! Responsible 14-18 year olds looking for an amazing week of summer camp are encourage...
02/15/2018

Now recruiting 4-H Camp Counselors! Responsible 14-18 year olds looking for an amazing week of summer camp are encouraged to apply right away. Check out our website for more information and our application: https://arlington.ext.vt.edu/programs/4h-camp.html

Like to cook? Want to learn more about nutrition? Consider joining the next cohort of Extension Master Food Volunteers!
01/31/2018

Like to cook? Want to learn more about nutrition? Consider joining the next cohort of Extension Master Food Volunteers!

01/30/2018
Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families

Check out these great parenting tips from our friends at the Partnership!

Kim Durand and Michael Swisher of APCYF discussed 5 strategies to building positive relationships with your children on Jan 29, 2018. After the fact, we realized we inadvertently left out the R in STATEGIES, but the message remains the same - we hope you will listen in and gain some useful information.

Additional parenting resources can be found: https://apcyf.arlingtonva.us/2016/04/assets-articles-for-parents/

If you have any questions or suggestions for future topics, share them here. And yes, spelling is one of the topics :)

Attention parents of children 5 and younger: The County is developing an initiative around early child care called the C...
01/03/2018
Child Care Initiative - Advisory Groups & Commissions

Attention parents of children 5 and younger: The County is developing an initiative around early child care called the Child Care Initiative (CCI). They would like your feedback on their draft action plan, available here: https://commissions.arlingtonva.us/child-care-initiative/

Please consider sharing your thoughts.

What is the Arlington Child Care Initiative? Child care is a key component of a thriving, diverse community. For Arlington to remain competitive as the preeminent place to live, work, and play in the region, the County Manager charged staff to develop solutions to address the accessibility, availabi...

Wishing you Happy (and safe) Holidays from Arlington 4-H!
12/21/2017

Wishing you Happy (and safe) Holidays from Arlington 4-H!

From the entire 4-H family to yours, we wish you a Happy Holidays!

4-H Camp registration is OPEN! We are accepting applications for Counselors (Age 14 and up) and a limited number of earl...
12/18/2017
4-H Camp

4-H Camp registration is OPEN! We are accepting applications for Counselors (Age 14 and up) and a limited number of early bird camper applications. Apply today! Alexandria 4-H Youth Development Fairfax 4-H

This year the camp fee is $350 and includes meals and lodging for five days and four nights, a camp t-shirt, class supplies, and transportation from camp.

Thank you to all the fabulous 4-H folks who tested our Breakout EDU camp counselor escape room! Looking forward to putti...
11/07/2017

Thank you to all the fabulous 4-H folks who tested our Breakout EDU camp counselor escape room! Looking forward to putting our FAA Summer Camp Counselors to the test soon! Alexandria 4-H Youth Development Fairfax 4-H Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center

10/05/2017
4-H Alumni Day in the Life: Aubrey Plaza

Did you know? Aubrey Plaza from hit show Parks and Recreation is a proud 4-H Alumna!

4-H Grown alumna Aubrey Plaza is promoting her new film, and she brought Delaware 4-H'er Andrew along for the ride in the newest "Day in the Life" experience...

09/27/2017

Have a 5-8 year old? Join us tonight at 6pm at Walter Reed Community Center to learn about our brand new 4-H Cloverbud group. We'd love to see you there!

09/26/2017
APS Green Scene - Arlington Mill's Grasses for the Masses

Would you like to see Grasses for the Masses in your child's science class? 4-H wants to know!

In this week’s episode, Green Scene highlights a unique composting imitative at the Arlington Career Center. Using scraps of food from the culinary arts program,…

09/12/2017
Alexandria 4-H Youth Development

Alexandria 4-H Youth Development

Breaking News! SAVE THE DATE! The 2018 Fairfax 4-H, Arlington County 4-H, Alexandria Four-h 4-H Junior Camp will be July 22-26, 2018 All taking place at the lovely Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center. Be on the lookout for more information!

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