RENO – Nevada’s 4-H Youth Development Program has kept kids active throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with engaging activities that will continue into the fall.
“People are accustomed to us kicking off various 4-H programs around the beginning of the traditional school year, and despite COVID-19, we are still getting a lot of inquiries about afterschool programs, as well as clubs and other 4-H activities,” explained Carrie Stark, Nevada 4-H program director with University of Nevada, Reno Extension. “Our staff and volunteers are working incredibly hard to constantly build and adapt programs to serve our youth, as COVID-related restrictions are a bouncing ball, changing regularly.”
Both statewide and local programs will be offered in person, virtually, or in a hybrid format, depending on local health restrictions. Some local 4-H programs will include after school STEM programs, along with meetings and other activities, and fall camps.
Planned activities include:
- Thoughtful Thursdays (Every other Thursday)
- 4-H True Leaders to Service Month (September)
- Virtual Clover Challenge 4K Fundraiser for the State 4-H Camp (Sept. 13-26)
- State 4-H Expo (September – October)
- National 4-H Week (Oct. 4-10)
- 4-H Discover Your Future-Career Awareness Webinar Series (Thursdays, Oct. 29 – Dec. 17)
For more information on Nevada 4-H’s school-year and fall programs for youth, go to the Nevada 4-H website; contact the local University of Nevada, Reno Extension office; or, in northern Nevada email firstname.lastname@example.org, and in southern Nevada email email@example.com.