4-H Youth Development

4-H Egg to Fry projects bring ecology to life in 10 Portland metro area schools

Raising salmon and trout eggs in an elementary school classroom is an effective way to enhance a child’s understanding of how vitally important their environment is for their survival, and how people can greatly influence ...

Jun 2023 | Impact Story

OSU Extension responds to avian flu with coordinated outreach

When the deadly highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was detected in Oregon in May 2022, poultry businesses were forced to cull infected birds, people with backyard chickens were worried about the fate of their birds and ...

Jun 2023 | Impact Story

4-H’ers experience success at U.S. and world robotics championships

For several years, students in the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program’s middle school robotics programs in Wasco County have shown a high level of success by winning three state championships ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Innovative teen leadership project serves youths in Columbia River Gorge

After virtual school instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development staff in Wasco County noticed that students coming to after-school programs had difficulty sharing materials, ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

4-H teens learn how to prepare healthy meals and teach children how to cook

Clackamas County’s second-largest industry is agriculture, which includes nurseries, field crops, Christmas trees, berries and orchards. Field workers are the heart of Clackamas County’s agriculture industry. Most of them are first- ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

More than 1,200 Benton County students take part in 4-H outdoor learning series

Studies show that American youths today are more connected to screens than to the outdoors. Parents of children 8 to 12 years old report their children spend three times as many hours with computers and televisions each week...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Series of livestock clinics enhances 4-H experience in Lake County

Feedback from families, members and volunteers in the Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program in Lake County indicated the members needed extra education and learning opportunities outside of the club ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Virtual 4-H workshops expand youth access to projects that enhance life skills

Oregon State University Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development Program provides opportunities for youths to explore and discover their “spark” but there are some barriers that prevent youths and their families from being aware...

May 2023 | Impact Story

New Klamath Cloverbud camp creates environment for positive youth interactions

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on childhood education across grade levels. The Klamath County School District, which partners with Oregon State University Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development Program, was concerned with the ...

May 2023 | Impact Story

Marion County youths experience nature through 4-H Outdoor Explorers

Research shows that people of color are far less likely to engage in nature-based outdoor recreation activities. Some researchers have theorized that this is due to socioeconomic status, cultural differences, racial discrimination and...

Apr 2023 | Impact Story