4-H Youth Development
The 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:
- Provide informal educational programs to youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school).
- Strengthen skills for adults working with youth.
- Improve community collaborations and partnerships.
To best serve our diverse population, Mercer County 4-H offers a variety of programs including community clubs, after-school and summer programs, school enrichment, and special interest and training programs. Additional info and contacts are available through the links below.
4-H clubs are located throughout the county and are led by trained volunteers. Those interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer should contact our office. Events for 4-H members for 2014 are listed here, click Animal Events or General Events to see what's instore for 2015!
Mercer County hosts its annual 4-H FAIR at Howell Living History Farm in August. In addition, Summer 4-H Camp at Stokes State Forest is available to all youth.
4-H provides after-school and summer programming throughout Trenton--including challenge and outdoor adventure, 4-H SET (science, engineering, and technology), and healthy living.
4-H staff provide a variety of enrichment programs in public and private schools throughout the county. Topics include character education, life skill development, environmental science, science literacy, and healthy living.
4-H staff provide half-day, full-day, and multiple-session special interest programs and trainings on a variety of topics–-for youth, educators, community youth workers, and after-school staff.