Tag Archives: Youth

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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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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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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The first in a series of Baltimore County 4-Hers reflecting on where 4-H has taken them.

The first in a series of Baltimore County 4-Hers reflecting on where 4-H has taken them. By Ashley Treadwell This fall I will become a Cyclone, joining my fellow classmates and start a new chapter of my life at Iowa … Continue reading

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Kids Growing with Grains

The University of Maryland Extension (UME) Baltimore County 4-H program joined forces with the Agriculture, Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE), and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educators along with the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council (MARC) and Baltimore County Farm Bureau … Continue reading

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Ten Tips to Lead a 4-H Club that includes Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

By: Chelsea Whitaker, Occupational Therapy Student and 4-H Alumni Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that makes it difficult for individuals to communicate and relate with others in the social world. Each individual diagnosed with ASD is affected … Continue reading

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking is an important skill to have. 4-H recognizes the importance of this skill and offers various ways to practice through: Demonstrations, Public Speaking Contest, judging, etc. The Baltimore County 4-H Public Speaking and Demonstration contest is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Hot new 4-H club is getting ready for competition!

Hot new 4-H club is getting ready for competition! The Hunt Valley Junior and Senior Robotics 4-H Clubs have been very busy preparing for their robotics FIRST Lego League Qualifier competition, which takes place on January 25th, 2014. They have … Continue reading

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