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4-H Youth Development Programs

4-H is a welcoming, inclusive and vibrant community where youth and adults are empowered to grow into positive and productive citizens. 4-H is a trusted community partner that provides relevant, experiential learning for all youth.

Arapahoe County Extension’s Youth Development program delivers customized educational programming to reach Arapahoe County youth ages 5 to 18 in a wide variety of settings. Our goal is to produce fun, informative, and educational programs that teach youth skills they can use every day of their life. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact our office at 303-730-1920.

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Which 4-H Youth Development Program Fits Your Needs?

4-H Youth Development Brochure

**New** Our 4-H Embryology program has been updated to meet educational needs. Check out our new 4-H Embryology programming options to find the right fit for you!

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  • In School Programming

Would you like your students to gain hands-on experience corresponding with state standards alongside what they are learning in your classroom?  Request a program to encourage learning through hands-on activities.

  • After School Programming

Do you have a handful of students who are interested in Math and Science? Or do you have students who struggle to engage with what is being taught in the classroom? The 4-H After School program offers a variety of hands-on activities designed to engage students and increase learning.

  • Summer Programming

Is your school/community center looking for programming over the summer? See the Youth Development & School Enrichment Brochure in order to customize your summer program needs.

  • Youth Enrichment at a Community Center

If your local library, housing center, or other youth facility is in need of quality youth engagement, 4-H Youth Development programming is the right fit to deliver educational and hands-on activities to the youth in the community!

  • 4-H Club Program

A 4-H club is a group of youth (5-18) with similar interests who meet to learn a new skill in a 4-H project area and have fun. They can be neighbors, friends and even family members. The club determines when, where and how often they will meet and what projects they will work on.  Learn more about the 4-H club program.


4-H School and Enrichment ProgrammingWhere does the educational programming come from?

The diverse curricula are based on research coming from Colorado State University. Arapahoe County Extension has unique access to materials and expertise from this land-grant university regarding the mental, physical, social and emotional development of young people, and works
to connect those resources to youth in our community.


What is the cost for youth development and school enrichment programming?

The cost for Arapahoe County Extension to deliver programming at partnering locations is dependent on the number of youth and the type of program that is delivered.  An agreement is made between Arapahoe County Extension and our partnerships prior to the start of programming. Costs may cover materials and supplies for hands-on learning, such as crafting materials, embryology incubators, gardening supplies, etc.

Who facilitates the programs?

All programs are overseen and facilitated by Arapahoe County Extension staff and official volunteer leaders. All volunteers are required to undergo a background check prior to working with youth.

How can I get involved as a volunteer?

“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” ~Author Unknown. Make a difference in a kid’s life today!  We are always seeking youth-friendly, organized, flexible, adult leaders to help children learn and grow through fun, hands-on projects. Training is provided. Please contact Danielle Ardrey at 303-738-7977 for more information.

What are some 4-H Youth Development programs?

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4-H Youth Development programming has a diverse set of subject areas to choose from.  If you don’t find what you are looking for, you may customize your program or we will connect you with a better resource.  Check out our 4-H Youth Development Brochure for more information on each program.

  • 4-H Gardening
  • 4-H Sampler
  • Ag in the Classroom
  • Be Somebody (Youth Leadership)
  • Embryology  – Learn more information about poultry regulation in schools.
  • Energy and You
  • Mad Science
  • Math Mania
Customize your Program
Art shows High School Career Fairs
Baby Sitting Training Leadership Training
Bullying Prevention Leather Crafting
Candle-Making Life Science
Career Readiness 101 Livestock Education
Chemistry National Western Stock Show School Visits
Child Development Nature Programming
Citizenship Education Parenting Skills
College Readiness Public Speaking
Composting Robotics
Cooking Sewing
Finances Soil
Food Fun Tutoring
Geology Weather
Health and Nutrition Youth Entrepreneurship

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