Parent & Youth Resources

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    4-H members working with show pigs in a barnyard

In Nebraska, youth, ages 5-18, participate in 4-H through:

  • Camps - 4-H overnight and day camps offer recreational, educational, and even career exploration opportunities. 
  • Clubs - 4-H clubs are an organized group that meets regularly to focus on a series of educational experiences. Official enrollment is required.
  • School Enrichment - School enrichment programs offer non-formal, hands-on educational experiences in classrooms in support of school curriculum.
  • Afterschool - Afterschool programs meet between 3-6 PM to offer youth a safe, fun, and educational experience through hands-on activities and 4-H curriculum. 
  • Special Interest Programs - Special interest programs include short-term experiences, such as workshops or clinics, as well as experiences focused on a single topic or interest. 

Youth may alternatively enroll in 4-H as:

  • Clover Kids - Clover Kids are youth between the ages of 5 and 7. As an enrolled member, Clover Kids may also exhibit at county fairs.
  • Independent Members - Youth who choose not to be involved in a formal 4-H club may still join 4-H and enroll as independent members. 

When enrolling as a club or independent member, youth may select projects of interest which they complete throughout the year. Youth may then exhibit their static and live animals projects at their local county fair and the Nebraska State Fair. Regardless of specific project enrollment, all enrolled 4-H members may also participate in 4-H contests held at a county, district, state, regional, or national levels. There are many other programs offered to youth across the state, as well.

Additional opportunities may be offered on a local, county, or district level. Please contact your local Extension office for more information about specific opportunities available in your area.

PROJECTS & PROJECT RESOURCES

pick your project

The Pick Your Project is an online project selection guide for finding both county-only and state fair eligible 4-H fair projects and their resources. Users can search by keywords or browse by curriculum area, knowledge level, and geographic level.

Looking for a printable list of Nebraska 4-H projects? Download the 2018 Nebraska 4-H Project Listing.

Pick Your Project

STATEWIDE PROGRAMS & PROGRAM RESOURCES

The programs listed below are available to youth across Nebraska. The list includes programs offered at various levels, including county, district, state, regional, and national. Some programs and opportunities below are only available for enrolled 4-H members while others are special programs which are not restricted to 4-H club members.

Some local, county, or district level programs may not be included on this list. Please contact your local Extension office for a complete list of programs available in your area. Additionally, there are programs held at regional and national levels that may not be included on this list. To learn more about these programs, please visit 4-H.org

* 4-H membership enrollment not required

CURRICULA & GEAR

UNL Marketplace

Nebraska developed curricula are available for purchase through the UNL Marketplace. Additionally, UNL Marketplace also has a variety of Nebraska 4-H promotional merchandise.

UNL Marketplace

national 4-H shop

National 4-H curricula are available for purchase through Shop 4-H. Additionally, Shop 4-H has a large variety of 4-H themed materials, such as apparel, promotional merchandise, and pins and recognition items.

Shop 4-H

EDUCATIONAL MOBILE & WEB APPLICATIONS

AgCiting Science App

AgCiting Science Adventure

The AgCiting Science web-based app is available for use in school enrichment programs, afterschool programs, and beyond. Through the AgCiting Adventure, students use basic agriculture production practices to complete the growth and harvest of the components of their breakfast. While gaining agricultural literacy knowledge participants utilize math, motor, and problem-solving skills to follow a recipe.

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Career Explorer

Career Explorer

Career Explorer will help you connect the dots between the choices you make every day and the opportunities you could have in the future. At each stage of the game you will be able to enter the workforce, get additional education, or explore training programs. At the conclusion of the game you will have the opportunity to email the results to yourself with tips on how to make that career a reality in your life.

Download from iTunes

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Health Rocks! Carnival

Health Rocks! Carnival

Health Rocks!® is curricula for a healthy living program targeted at young people ages 8 to 14. Health Rocks! helps youth develop life skills in the area of critical thinking, decision-making, communication, managing feelings, stress management and goal setting; in turn building resiliency skills, and promoting the resistance of risky behaviors.

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