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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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The National 4-H Council visits Baltimore County

by: Bidemi Oladiran (AmeriCorps VISTA) Members from National 4-H Council visited the Baltimore County 4-H office on April 20th. Nia Imani Fields and Dwayne Murphy took members of council on a site tour of two esteemed 4-H programs and partnerships. … Continue reading

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Bay Stewards

The Old Court Middle School Bay Stewards Program began in 2014 from a partial grant provided by BG&E. The program fosters a partnership between UME and Old Court middle school with a goal to teach students how their environment is … Continue reading

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Old Court Middle School STEM Fair

  Old Court Middle School welcomed AmeriCorps VISTAs Bidemi Oladiran and Ashley Gibson, on behalf of University of Maryland Extension 4-H, to its STEM Expo this April, bringing hands-on, smoking and drug prevention activities to grades 6-8. Before traveling to … Continue reading

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4-H Hunt valley robotics club

By: Bidemi Oladiran (AmeriCorps VISTA)  On February 22nd, 2016 the 4-H Hunt valley robotics club convened. The members who were present reintroduced themselves and then the President Amith proceeded to lead the club in the 4-H pledge. The members played … Continue reading

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