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Programming Options:

See the Denver 4-H Program Descriptions and Offerings List in order to customize your program needs and see what programs we have available.

In School Programming:

Would you like your students to gain hands-on experience corresponding with state standards alongside what they are learning in your classroom?  Request a program to encourage learning through hands-on activities.

4-H provides opportunities to enhance daily programming in subject matter areas with an extensive variety of interactive, hands-on learning from curricula developed by a system of land grant universities. Some enrichment areas include: leadership, science, gardening, environmental education, arts and crafts, arts, and much more. 

After School Programming:

Do you have a handful of students who are interested in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, art and math) or leadership development? Or do you have students who struggle to engage with what is being taught in the classroom? The 4-H After School program offers a variety of hands-on activities designed to engage students and increase learning- while connecting with in school topics. We also provide leadership training for school groups such as Student Counsels. See the Denver 4-H Program Descriptions and Offerings List in order to customize your After School program needs.

Youth Enrichment at a Community Center:

If your local library, Recreation Center or other youth facility is in need of quality youth engagement, 4-H Youth Development programming is the right fit to deliver educational and hands-on activities to the youth in the community! Most of these programs are open to the public! Check out our current programs offered at Denver Public Library and Denver Parks and Recreation. 

Summer Programming:

Is your school/community center looking for programming over the summer? Denver 4-H can collaborate with existing summer programs to offer an array of engaging activities to your campers! See the Denver 4-H Program Descriptions and Offerings List in order to customize your summer program needs.

4-H Club Program:

A 4-H club is a group of youth (5-18) with similar interests who meet to learn a new skill in a 4-H project area and have fun. They can be neighbors, friends and even family members. Each club needs 2 adult volunteer leaders and members pay an annual fee of $40 (includes State 4-H fee, insurance, and project curriculum). The club determines when, where and how often they will meet and what projects they will work on.  Learn more about starting a 4-H club program.

Annual fee scholarships are available. For more information and to apply please contact a 4-H Youth Development Agent.

There are currently no active 4-H clubs in the City and County of Denver. But we want to change that with your help! Learn more about the process of starting and club, or contact a 4-H Youth Development Agent.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where does the educational programming come from?

The diverse curricula are based on research coming from Colorado State University. Denver Extension has unique access to materials and expertise from our land-grant university regarding the mental, physical, social and emotional development of young people, and works to connect those resources to youth in our community.

What is the cost for the youth development, school enrichment, and afterschool programming?

The cost for Denver 4-H to deliver programming at partnering locations is dependent on the number of youth and the type of program that is delivered.  An agreement is made between Denver Extension and our partnerships prior to the start of programming. Costs help cover materials and supplies for hands-on learning, such as crafting materials, embryology incubators, gardening supplies, etc. For more information on specific program costs and an estimate please contact one of our 4-H Youth Development Agents.

Who facilitates the programs?

All programs are overseen and facilitated by Denver 4-H Extension staff, AmeriCorps 4-H STEM members, and official volunteer leaders. All AmeriCoprs 4-H STEM members and our volunteers are required to undergo a background check and training prior to working with youth.

How can I get involved as a volunteer?

Make a difference in a kid’s life today!  We are always seeking youth-friendly, organized, flexible, adult leaders to help kids learn and grow through fun, hands-on projects. Training is provided and we have a variety of volunteer opportunities and commitments! 

Check out our volunteer page for more information or contact a Denver 4-H Agent to start the process!

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