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About umebaltimorecountyfourh

University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County 4-H serves youth from ages 5-18 in Baltimore County MD through hands-on activities and learning experiences. http://extension.umd.edu/baltimore-county/4-h-youth

Baltimore County 4-H… “It’s not just cows and cooking.”

By Jennifer Coroneos I grew up in 4-H, my parents grew up in 4-H, and even my grandparents were in 4-H and were active 4-H volunteers for almost 70 years. Needless to say, I am a third generation 4-her. While … Continue reading

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The Importance of Afterschool Programs

By Jennifer Coroneos, Baltimore County 4-H Program Assistant We all know that afterschool programs are important. It is without a doubt that afterschool programs can boost academic performance, reduce dangerous behaviors, and provide safe, structured environments for the children who … Continue reading

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Traditions That Last

It was the perfect day for an Easter Egg Hunt. The sky was blue, the air clear and crisp; not too hot, not too cold, and not a chance of rain in sight. The wind laid low as the morning … Continue reading

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4-H Champion Chow Food Challenge

Each year Baltimore County 4-H holds an event that is unique. The Champion Chow Food Challenge gives the 4-H’er the opportunity to present their food preparation, menu planning, table setting and other diet and nutrition skills at one single event. Youth may enter as an … Continue reading

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Showing Pets and Growing Kids

The day dawned chilly and bright. We were up with the sun that morning, operating in full gear. Today was the day we had volunteered to man the Baltimore County 4-H Rabbit Club table at the World Pet Expo, and … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Keeping Records in 4-H

One of the hallmarks of 4-H is the many life lessons the youth acquire through their projects. A unique experience is that of record keeping. All 4-H’ers if they want to compete in the fair have to keep records of … Continue reading

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4-H Steer Tagging Day

On a cold, 10° morning with snow coming down on the Maryland State Fairgrounds 4-H’ers, their parents, leaders and their steer wait for their steer’s turn to be weighed and tagged. While many youths are sleeping in on this bitterly … Continue reading

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My first train the trainer session

My first train the trainer session By: Bidemi Oladiran (AmeriCorps VISTA) I began my first train the trainer session on September 24, 2015 where my supervisor and I managed nine Police Athletic League (PAL) center directors, who are in charge … Continue reading

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Why should you be a Baltimore County 4-H camp Counselor?

Why should you be a Baltimore County 4-H camp Counselor? By: Jennifer Coroneos I grew up listening to stories of when my mom, dad, aunts, and uncles all went to 4-H Camp. A lot has changed since they went to … Continue reading

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Life Source Christian Middle School students weigh in on 4-H Curriculum

Life Source Christian Middle School students weigh in on 4-H Curriculum On November 6, 2015, the Life Source 4-H sessions concluded for the fall semester. I had the pleasure of visiting the school to sit in on the last lesson … Continue reading

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