Fairfax 4-H

Fairfax 4-H The official page for all things 4-H in Fairfax County, Virginia! 4-H is the youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension.
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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 Fairfax County 4-H Extension Agent to find out how you can learn about all that 4-H has to offer

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

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The 4-H "Oscars" also known as Achievement Night will take place November 21st. Nominations for awards are due Monday Oc...
10/14/2020

The 4-H "Oscars" also known as Achievement Night will take place November 21st. Nominations for awards are due Monday Oct.19, 2020. Nominations will be taken for Head, Heart, Hands, Health (You may nominate for each award and age group.), Ann Marlow Friend of 4-H Award, Outstanding Adult Volunteer, Clyde F. Jackson “Spirit of 4-H”Award, and a brand new award Conquering “COVID” Club.

Nominate Here - https://form.jotform.com/202515344327146

Lets give a big rolling 4-H to our Virginia Trotters 4H Club. Virginia Trotters 4H Horse ClubThey had 2 Teams, Team A: A...
10/12/2020

Lets give a big rolling 4-H to our Virginia Trotters 4H Club. Virginia Trotters 4H Horse Club

They had 2 Teams, Team A: Alina, Kate, & Juliette; Team B: Charlotte, Laura, Sofia.

Here are their placings:
Individual Exam: Kate - 5th, Alina - 7th, Charlotte - 8th, Juliette - 10
Individual Horse Judging: Charlotte - 2nd, Juliette - 5th
Individual Stations: Juliette - 4th, Kate - 6th, Charlotte - 7th, Alina - 9th
Individual Overall : Kate - 4th, Charlotte - 5th, Alina - 7th, Juliette 9th.

Team Placings:
Team Exam: Team A - 2nd, Team B - 5th
Team Judging: Team A - 4th, Team B - 5th
Team Problem Solving: Team A - 3rd, Team B - 5th
Team Stations: Team A - 1st, Team B - 2nd
Overall Team - Team A - 2nd, Team B - 5th

*photo taken at the February 2020 competition

10/05/2020
Virginia 4-H

It is #National4HWeek! What has 4-H given you the opportunity to do?

Happy #National4HWeek! #Virginia4H is proud to support #Opportunity4All kids, and we invite you to celebrate with us this week by showing your 4-H spirit on social media and in your community!

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¡Feliz #National4HWeek! #Virginia4H se enorgullece de apoyar la iniciativa #Opportunity4All para los niños, y los invitamos a celebrar con nosotros esta semana mostrando su espíritu 4-H en las redes sociales y en su comunidad.

Officer Training is today at 7 PM via Zoom. Link in your inbox.
10/03/2020

Officer Training is today at 7 PM via Zoom. Link in your inbox.

4-H New Year is here, but first let us recap the 2019-2020 4-H Year! Check out what we accomplished this past year. 🥳
10/02/2020

4-H New Year is here, but first let us recap the 2019-2020 4-H Year! Check out what we accomplished this past year. 🥳

As the new year is among us, let’s celebrate with 4-H cheer!
10/02/2020

As the new year is among us, let’s celebrate with 4-H cheer!

Due Date! Must be submitted by 4:30 PM
09/30/2020

Due Date! Must be submitted by 4:30 PM

09/29/2020

Don’t forget to send in your Record Book!

2 days Left!
09/28/2020

2 days Left!

Three ways to submit! 1. Mail 2. Email 3. Record book.app must be postmarked by September 30th
09/26/2020

Three ways to submit! 1. Mail 2. Email 3. Record book.app must be postmarked by September 30th

Fairfax 4-H's cover photo
09/25/2020

Fairfax 4-H's cover photo

Fairfax County's very own & Virginia 4-H 2020 Youth in Action Winner Alexa Mitchell sharing her 4-H project with the wor...
09/25/2020

Fairfax County's very own & Virginia 4-H 2020 Youth in Action Winner Alexa Mitchell sharing her 4-H project with the world. Kudus to Alexa! We are very proud of you and all those that you have helped during the Pandemic with MEANS Database. You can watch the interview here http://bit.ly/AlexaMitchellNBC

2020 #VA4HYouthInAction winner and Fairfax 4-H'er Alexa Mitchell is helping combat food insecurity in her community through her work with the MEANS Database.
Watch her interview on NBC News! ➡️ http://bit.ly/AlexaMitchellNBC

Officer Training is October 3rd @ 7 PM via Zoom! Don’t miss it! #moredetailstocome #4hgrowshere #trueleaders
09/24/2020

Officer Training is October 3rd @ 7 PM via Zoom! Don’t miss it! #moredetailstocome #4hgrowshere #trueleaders

Happy Friday! Here is a joke to get you through the week!#funnyfridayswithfairfax4h
09/18/2020

Happy Friday! Here is a joke to get you through the week!
#funnyfridayswithfairfax4h

Repost from @virginia4h . Don’t miss the deadline 👍🏽
09/17/2020

Repost from @virginia4h . Don’t miss the deadline 👍🏽

Contest Extended until Monday Sept 21st! Share with Teachers, Friends, Loved ones, EVERYONE! We are giving away 8 Kits!E...
09/15/2020

Contest Extended until Monday Sept 21st! Share with Teachers, Friends, Loved ones, EVERYONE! We are giving away 8 Kits!

Enter Contest by liking our page or this post!

Winners will be announced Monday.

Like or Share our Page to enter a chance at winning a #4HSTEMChallenge new family-sized kits! This kit is geared to youth ages 8-14 to explore outer space. Mars Base Camp includes 4 activities. You don’t have to be an astronaut to help your kids learn #STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science and agriculture. Learn more at www.4-h.org/STEMChallenge #4HatHome

We will be giving away 8 kits! Enter by September 14th. Winners will be announced on Facebook Live September 15th

Repost @virginia4h . Tune into Virginia 4-H Instagram tomorrow to see what Fairfax’s very own Alexa has been up too.
09/14/2020

Repost @virginia4h . Tune into Virginia 4-H Instagram tomorrow to see what Fairfax’s very own Alexa has been up too.

#funnyfridayswithfairfax4h
09/12/2020

#funnyfridayswithfairfax4h

Wow! Great work Alexa. We are so proud of you.
09/09/2020
Virginia 4-H

Wow! Great work Alexa. We are so proud of you.

Alexa Mitchell, a 16 year old from Fairfax, VA, first learned about food insecurity—and what she could do to help combat it—through her 4‑H club. It was there that she first took part in projects like donating garden-grown veggies to food pantries, volunteering in soup kitchens, and raising money for homeless shelters. " I saw that access to basic needs can transform a person's life, and that sometimes providing those basic needs can be as simple as volunteering my time," she said. 🍀

Learn more about how Alexa is making a difference 👇
Fairfax 4-H 4-H VSU College of Agriculture

We heard it is Friday.....                     Here we go........                                   #funnyfridayswithfai...
09/04/2020

We heard it is Friday..... Here we go........ #funnyfridayswithfairfax4h

Happy Friday!#funnyfridayswithfairfax4h
08/28/2020

Happy Friday!#funnyfridayswithfairfax4h

08/28/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

Check out this week's Mute your Mic Podcast featuring our County Agent India Pearson

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.

Record Books are due September 30th. Don't forget to submit. 😀
08/27/2020

Record Books are due September 30th. Don't forget to submit. 😀

Like or Share our Page to enter a chance at winning a  #4HSTEMChallenge new family-sized kits!  This kit is geared to yo...
08/24/2020

Like or Share our Page to enter a chance at winning a #4HSTEMChallenge new family-sized kits! This kit is geared to youth ages 8-14 to explore outer space. Mars Base Camp includes 4 activities. You don’t have to be an astronaut to help your kids learn #STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science and agriculture. Learn more at www.4-h.org/STEMChallenge #4HatHome

We will be giving away 8 kits! Enter by September 14th. Winners will be announced on Facebook Live September 15th

#FunnyFridaywithFairfax4H
08/21/2020

#FunnyFridaywithFairfax4H

The 2020-2021 4-H year is slowing approaching. We are now looking for County Council officers for 2020-2021 year. Nomina...
08/19/2020

The 2020-2021 4-H year is slowing approaching. We are now looking for County Council officers for 2020-2021 year.

Nominate yourself or your friends:
https://forms.gle/BJbmZBznoKeY6ZBV6

#4HGrowsHere

Fairfax 4-H's cover photo
08/19/2020

Fairfax 4-H's cover photo

08/14/2020
Virginia 4-H

Are you tuning in to see our very own Becca Berglie share how to write a professional video? Hope to see you there!

Do you know how to write a professional email? 🤔 Becca Berglie from Fairfax 4-H will tell you how!

08/07/2020
Mute Your Mic Podcast

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 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."

07/10/2020
Virginia 4-H

Check it out!

Alexa Mitchell, Fairfax 4-H'er and 2020 #VA4HYouthInAction overall award winner, talks about the best ways to introduce yourself and make a good impression. #WeAreVA4H

Registered Fairfax County 4-Hers, check your email for RSVP link and information.RSVP by JULY 14th!Don't miss it!!
07/09/2020

Registered Fairfax County 4-Hers, check your email for RSVP link and information.
RSVP by JULY 14th!
Don't miss it!!

Check out this upcoming opportunity!
06/30/2020

Check out this upcoming opportunity!

Registration is now open for 2020 Virtual 4-H iCongress Summer Program (ages 11-13): https://www.ext.vsu.edu/4h-icongress
Virginia State University Virginia Cooperative Extension Virginia 4-H

The Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria (FAA) Virtual 4-H Junior Camp will take place July 8-10, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. daily....
06/23/2020

The Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria (FAA) Virtual 4-H Junior Camp will take place July 8-10, 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

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12011 Government Center Pkwy, 10th Floor
Fairfax, VA
22035

General information

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. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; Jewel E. Hairston, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State, Petersburg.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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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 Fairfax County 4-H Extension Agent to find out how you can learn about all that 4-H has to offer.

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