4-H is a provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension. All projects are research based.
The four H's (head, heart, hands, and health) represent four basic human needs: independence, belonging, generosity, and mastery. Research shows that youth whose basic needs are met in positive ways are likely to grow into active citizens and contributing members of their families and communities.
Interested in joining 4-H?
4-H is available to all youth, ages 8-19, regardless of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. For more information about 4-H in Genesee County call 585-343-3040 or stop by our office at 420 E. Main Street in Batavia.
A 4-H club must have 5 or more members and must meet at least six times during the club year. 4-H clubs usually do project work, business meetings, recreation or social activities and special interest programs.
What are 4-H Projects? The “Learn by Doing” Method
A project is a planned series of learning experiences through which youth develop knowledge, skills and/or attitudes. 4-H projects always teach the "whys" as well as the "hows".
Who Can Be a 4-H Leader?
Parents or other interested adults who are willing to volunteer a part of their time and skills by sharing their abilities with youth. Interested adults may call the Genesee County Cooperative Extension office at 585-343-3040.
How can a 4-H parent help?
Volunteer to hold meetings or parties at your house. Offer to provide transportation to an event for a group of members. Send refreshments if they are a part of the meeting plan. Let the leader know that you are willing to help in any capacity.
To find out more about joining 4-H call 585-343-3040 ext.122 or stop by the extension office at 420 E. Main St. in Batavia.
Whether you’re a 4-H educator, volunteer or member, we want to hear from you.
The Revolution of Responsibility comes to life everyday through real 4-Hers who are making a real impact in their communities.
4-H youth are a living, breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles, and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live.
We want to hear how 4-H’ers are stepping up, leading positive change, and making an impact in your community. Share your story by visiting http://www.4-h.org/about/revolution/share-story/
4-H Youth Development is a part of the programming offering by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County. Click HERE to see more of what Cooperative Extension has to offer.
Barb Sturm, 4-H Youth Development/Ag In The Classroom Educator
Phone: 585-343-3040 ext. 122
Chip Malone, 4-H Youth Development Educator
Phone: 585-343-3040 ext. 130
or stop by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County
at 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020