Monongalia County 4-H Youth Development
Becca Fint-Clark – Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
Are you new to 4-H? Are you confused by all the terms and activities? A group of 4-H agents from around the state have been working developing a 4-H Welcome Packet. This is a new document that has lots of information that can help new members and families. There is a link to download the packet on the following page: http://4-hyd.ext.wvu.edu/join or you can contact the Extension Office and we will mail you a copy.
Monongalia County has numerous 4-H clubs and a beautiful 4-H Camp, and youth development is open to all—from youngsters to young adults.
- is one of the largest youth development programs in America
- involves more than 6.5 million young people and 540,000 youth and adult volunteers
- is dedicated to the four-fold development of head, heart, hands, and health
- helps youth learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills by participating in projects
- means 4-H projects about rocketry, GPS mapping, public speaking, photography, nutrition, and community service
- is open to young people 8-21 years of age
- can start early with Cloverbuds, who are 5-7 years of age
- encourages members to attend monthly club meetings
- involves activities in eight clubs that meet in various locations around Monongalia County
- includes planning and carrying out community service programs and events
In addition, 4-H members, as well as all youth in Monongalia County are encouraged to take part in 4-H camp each summer. Camp is a great opportunity to meet new friends and take part in fun activities during the summer.
Studies show 4-H members…
- do better in school
- are more motivated to help others
- feel safe to try new things
- achieve a sense of self-esteem
- develop lasting friendships
If you would like more information on becoming involved in the 4-H program as a club member, camp participant, or volunteer, please feel free to contact the Monongalia County Extension Office at (304) 291-7201 or Email Becca Fint-Clark.
Children On Campus Training
As of December 2014, all 4-H volunteers who will be serving as a volunteer during a 4-H overnight event are being asked to complete the “Children on Campus” training (policy stated by State 4-H Program). The Monongalia County 4-H Program is requesting that ALL volunteers within the 4-H program complete this training, as soon as possible. Please use the following policy manual to complete the quiz and send the certificate of completion to Becca at Becca.Fint-Clark@mail.wvu.edu or Mary at Mary.Kerns@mail.wvu.edu. It can also be mailed to the Extension Office.Policy Manual