BUFFALO, N.Y. — It has been a difficult year and a half for everybody! The Erie County 4-H Program is hosting a celebratory event recognizing that we have weathered over a year of virtual, hybrid, and socially distanced activities, and we are still here! Our event on Thursday, September 30th from 5 to 7pm called “4-H is Far Out at the Harbor” invites 4-H families across Erie County to come together for fun, connection, learning, and growing. Buffalo Harbor State Park provides a beautiful setting for families to gather in a safe way. The event will feature animals, art activities, interactive games, and information about the upcoming 4-H year.
The event is also an opportunity for young people who do not interact on a day-to-day basis to have fun getting to know each other. While 4-H exists in all areas of the county, from the most rural towns to the City of Buffalo, we seldom come together at the same time. “4-H is Far Out at the Harbor” will be a space for young people to see that being part of 4-H means that they are part of a large community of young people who want to improve themselves and their communities.
The 4-H Program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE-Erie) strives to give young people ages 5 to 19 hands-on experiences to teach them leadership, citizenship, and life skills by working with volunteers, youth organizations, and school districts to put research-based knowledge to work in homes, schools, community centers, and other places where our 4-H clubs and afterschool programs meet. The 4-H Program has served Erie County for over 100 years by bringing high quality, experiential learning opportunities related to robotics, community service, raising livestock, cooking, and countless other topics to our youth. We work with hundreds of young people from urban, suburban, and rural areas of Erie County and are supported by over 100 volunteers.
About Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE-Erie) puts knowledge to work to build stronger communities. CCE-Erie provides educational programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Nutrition, and Consumer Horticulture.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
For more information about the Erie County 4-H Program, visit: http://erie.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development.
For the Tufts study on 4-H, go to: http://www.4-h.org/about/youth-development-research/positive-youth-development-study/.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County