School Enrichment Programs
Schools have ample opportunities to bring 4-H to their students. School enrichment allows teachers to bring a taste of 4-H to the classroom through special programs, with the support and resources of the local 4-H office. Current programs include financial literacy, college and career preparation, and embryology.
Learning how to be budget savvy starts at a young age. This interactive program provides youth an opportunity to start planning their future. A personality test is administered and youth are assigned a profession based on the results of the personality test. Youth are also given a family scenario and are taught to budget their money while providing the basic necessities for their family. This program is available for grades 8-12.
College and Career Preparation
Designed for youth in grades 9-11, this program exposes students to various types of post-secondary education. Students align educational goals with their personal interests and abilities, and learn to recognize the importance of both academics and extracurricular activities in achieving educational goals.
4-H embryology teaches students about science and respect for life. Students hatch chicks in the classroom and witness the exciting miracle of life. Students take the responsibilities of caring for the fertilized eggs and then the chicks after they have hatched. Following each session, the hatched birds are given to local farmers or adopted out to students.
4-H after-school programs offer youth a safe, healthy, and enriched after-school environment that utilizes structured learning in partnerships with caring adults. 4-H after-school programs address the interests of youth in their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs, and can easily fit into existing after-school programs.