4-H programs are planned to help develop life skills in citizenship and leadership.
The 4-H goal is to help young people become motivated, productive and contributing members of society as they “learn by doing.” Thousands of dedicated adult volunteers make achievement of these goals possible. The volunteers contribute their time, talents, and resources to maintain and expand the 4-H program.
El Paso County is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteer adult leaders. Because of them, our young people are outstanding and we are proud of their accomplishments. The future of our community, state, and nation is in good hands.
You too can join the ranks of 4-H volunteers and members in El Paso County “To Make The Best Better”.
If you call the Extension office, we can tell you when the next meeting is and you can fill out an enrollment form. Once enrolled you will be placed in one of four age divisions:
- Clover Kids, 7 to 8 years of age
- Juniors, 9 to 11 years of age
- Intermediates, 12 to 13 years of age
- Seniors, 14 to 19 years of age
UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
2020 Summer Virtual Programs
Ag Discovery (#Virtualscovery) is a two-week residential summer enrichment program targeting 9th – 12th grade students from across the United States interested in
the agricultural and related sciences. The program will be held June 15 – June 26 , 2020. (Camp is full). For more information for next year, please contact Jaki Sanders at email@example.com or 936-261-2515 or at firstname.lastname@example.org; 936-261-2509.
The Research Extension Apprenticeship Program is a two week virtual research program designed to provide rising high school juniors and seniors with meaningful hands on experiences and insight related to research, education and careers in the Food and Agricultural Sciences The program will be held July 6th-July 17th 2020 virtually. Deadline to apply is June 26th at 12:00pm. For more information, please contact Jaki Sanders at 281-770-4407; email@example.com
The 2020 Youth Lab will be a virtual education summer program for underserved teens entering 8th-10th grade. The camp will be held July 14 – 16, 2020 virtually.
The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020. Contact Cynthia Pierfax at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 936-261-5028
Jr. Youth Lab (Jr.YLL) will be a virtual education summer program for under-served youth entering the 6th-8th grades. The camp will be held July 20 – 22nd, 2020 virtually.
To apply, you must contact the 4-H Cooperative Extension Agent in your county. The deadline to apply is July 30th, 2020. Contact Cynthia Pierfax at email@example.com; 936-261-5028
Purpose: To help volunteers and professionals that work with youth understand the importance of positive development. The training will engage youth development professionals in building the capacity of volunteers and promote the Essential Elements in 4-H programs.
DATE: June 23rd and June 24th, 2020
LOCATION: Zoom Online
TIME: 12:00-2:30 MST
Youth Lab Scholarship Application
The San Antonio Livestock Exposition will award 120 $500.00 scholarships to attend Youth Lab, a pre-college outreach summer virtual program.
PVAMU 4-H Operation College Access
We are excited to announce that registration for PVAMU 4-H Operation College Access is live. The link to registration is on the attached flyer, as well as below.
Is a refresher on the program, youth will have the opportunity to learn how to maximize their college years by:
- Identifying factors that impact learning and apply techniques and strategies to achieve personal, financial, academic, and career choices.
- Develop an educational and career plan. Become knowledgeable of campus resources, learn strategies on building meaningful relationships, communicating effectively, and managing time.
- Demonstrate comprehension in the areas of Title IV funding, scholarship, estimated/direct cost of attendance, and budgeting basics.
STEM Mentor Program
Looking for motivated kids who are passionate about STEM! This STEM experience does not just encompass robotics. We are looking for children (13+) who enjoys science! Application Deadline is May 29th, 2020
Flyer and application link: https://agrilife.org/bexarcounty/files/2020/05/Game-Changer-20-21.pdf
ATHLETES FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM
· Volunteer sign up for PV 4-H with Athletes for Computer Science
· Youth sign up for PV 4-H with Athletes for Computer Science
Contact: Madelynne Cera
Extension Agent-4-H and Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
301 Manny Martinez
El Paso, TX 79905
Ph: (915) 771-2354
Fx: (915) 771-2356