Youth members of organized 4-H clubs
1c. 4-H after school clubs are organized within child care settings. They have officers and planned activities. A child care setting is defined broadly as any setting after school, whether it be in school, in a community center or some other setting. The difference between this category and item 6 is that the group elects officers and is involved in planning its activities.
Youth participating in school-aged child care programs
4-H Afterschool is any educational program offered to youth outside of
school hours, usually in a school or other community center and
incorporating 4-H curricula. The primary purpose is to provide care for
youth while parents are working or unavailable. The group is using 4-H
curricula, but is not electing officers. For example, community centers,
Boys and Girls Clubs, YM/YWCAs, 21st Century Learning Centers.
See the Logic Model of Pennsylvania 4-H Afterschool Programming for more information on who is reached by 4-H Afterschool and with whom extension collaborates.
There is a need to centralize support for after-school programming statewide for Extension to play a leadership role at the state and county level.