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4-H Youth Opportunities

Our 4-H program provides opportunities in cultural and citizenship education, leadership development and personal development.

Cultural and Citizenship Education

Cultural Exchange - people to people program; out of state experience where ideas and customs are shared and exchanged; one year you host and the next year you travel.

International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) - an in-depth experience for youth 19 to 25 to live with host families in one of 25 countries on 6 continents.

Community Service - practicing good citizenship by aiding the community such as beautification projects, adopting a nursing home, and working with nursery schools.

Capital Days - opportunity for members to gain a better understanding of their State Government and their role as citizens of Pennsylvania.

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) - a chance to see Congress in action; to learn the meaning of citizenship and appreciate the working of our U.S. Government.

Leadership Development

Camp Counselor - leadership experience in a day camp or over-night camp.

Elected Club Officer - an opportunity to learn how to conduct a meeting; responsibility of leading your local club.

Teen Leader - work under the guidance of an adult leader to help plan in advance specific parts of the club's program for which they will be responsible.

County Council - county-wide, self-governing body consisting of delegates from 4-H clubs in the county; they plan programs of interest to local 4-H clubs.

Ambassadors - group of 4-H members who present information promoting 4-H to public groups.

Pa Keystone Teen Conference (KTC) - KTC is a group of teens who want to make a difference. The KTC focuses on leadership and community service.

Personal Development

Presentations - a way for a 4-H member to demonstrate some phase of their project; also aides the member in public speaking.

Fashion Revue - competition for 4-H members enrolled in the textile science project; garments are judged on construction and again when they are modeled by the member.

State Achievement Days - an event held annually at Penn State University; offers competition in demonstrations, public speaking, judging contests, project knowledge and fashion revue.

Overnighters - a two day experience where 4-H members can come together with other 4-H members who share a common interest for the purpose of education and the exchange of ideas.

Camps - workshops on nutrition, health, nature, personal development along with leisure education and recreation with fellow 4-H members.

Project Work - 4-H offers a variety of projects (over 150!) to meet everyone’s' interests; learn by doing is stressed. Click here for images of several outstanding 4-H youth projects and scenes from the Westmoreland Fair.

Round-Up - annual event where everyone has an opportunity to enter for competition their products and talents.