Our 4-H S.T.E.A.M. Youth Development programs provide education that create youth pathways to success in the areas of individual & group projects; local & county fairs; state & national trips; science fairs; and a variety of day, week, weekend, & resident camps. These program areas are all aligned with the 4-H mission mandates; citizenship, healthy living, and science. These program areas compliment the 4-H focus areas of head, heart, hands, and health to provide youth diverse opportunities for development of their social, citizenship, leadership, and critical thinking skills through the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math.
Creating Youth Pathways to Success
The Seed to Bloom Ag-STEM Institute provides rising 6th-8th grade students engaging hands-on opportunities to experience major areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and their interconnectivity to agriculture. Camp activities promote positive youth development and courses are in alignment with the nationally recognized 4-H Youth Development Program. Participants build leadership skills and participate in civic engagement and mentoring activities that aim to prepare students to make a positive difference in their communities.
Research & Extension Apprentice Program (REAP) is a two-week, academic, and residential camp for rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. During the camp, students will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and their interconnectivity to Agriculture. This free two-week academic and residential camp is for rising 9th-12th graders.
Students will also participate in youth professional development courses in alignment with nationally recognized 4-H programs.