4-H is the comprehensive youth development program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Young people from ages 5 to 18 engage in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of 4-H agents and trained adult or teen 4-H volunteers. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.

4-H MOTTO:  To Make the Best Better!


I Pledge...My HEAD to Clearer Thinking,
My HEART to Greater Loyalty,
My HANDS to Larger Service,
and My HEALTH to Better Living,
For My Club, My Community, My Country, and My World.

4-H COLORS:  Green & White.

The white is for purity. The green, nature’s most common color, is for life, springtime, and youth.

New Kent Clubs: New Kent has two (2) very active clubs that promote youth development for youth ages 5-18. The clubs are the New Kent 4-H Cloverbuds (ages 5-8), and the 4 Rivers Shooting Education Club (ages 9-18) Adult volunteers work with the clubs on age appropriate, research based curriculum and project areas. 

New Kent 4-H In-School Programming: New Kent County has three public schools and the 4-H program works very closely to provide research based instruction that correlates with the Virginia Standards of Learning. Often the in-school program involves many community volunteers to support the event and activities that are provided.

New Kent 4-H Camping Program: New Kent will camp in 2014 during the week of July 7-11.  Contact the Extension Office at (804) 966-9645 for more information.

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Engaging with Communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.

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