WATERTOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County’s 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce a 4-H program over the upcoming February break. Karen Soule, 4-H Educator shares, “This program is hands on and promises to keep youth active and engaged for the two days. We plan to utilize a variety of our 4-H healthy living curriculums to make this a great learning experience.”
The 4-H Kids in the Kitchen is open to all Jefferson County youth, grades 4th – 8th. This program will take place over the February school break – February 22nd and 23rd , each day is 8am-3:30pm. This is an interactive fitness, nutrition and health program. Youth will prepare their own snacks and lunches (apple cinnamon wraps, salsa, quesadillas, tortillas, breakfast parfaits and much more) as part of the program. They will also have fun experimenting with an assortment of physical activities moderate hiking, team building and competitive games, yoga and a few more surprises. There is no cost to participate, a Walmart Foundation grant will support the costs for this program. Stephanie Graf, Youth, Family and Community Development Leader shares, “we strive to offer educational programs to youth over the school breaks. This year we have a grant to help cover the costs associated with this particular program. We are excited to offer this opportunity to our youth.”
Jefferson County 4-H programming is open to all youth in Jefferson County, ages 6-18. 4-H is research based and is backed by the Land Grant University system – Cornell University. 4-H provides youth with great opportunities for hands on learning. There are many types of projects – food and nutrition, environment, community service, consumer science, astronomy, photography, shooting sports, wild life, animal science and much more.
There is no cost to join 4-H in Jefferson County. To register please go to ccejefferson.org. Or call (315)788-8450 and ask to speak to Karen or Stephanie from Jefferson County 4-H. Registration is limited to the first twenty to sign up.
—Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County
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