West Virginia State University Extension Service Announces Virtual 4-H Summer Programs

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
May 20, 2020
West Virginia State University Extension Service Announces Virtual 4-H Summer Programs
INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service will host a series of free virtual 4-H programs throughout the summer for young people ranging in age from preschool to high school. Programs will cover topics such as performing arts, writing, gardening, Spanish and mentoring.

"Now, more than ever, it's important that we still provide our youth with enrichment activities and inspire them to get creative,” said Hannah Payne, WVSU’s assistant program director for 4-H Youth Development. “From gardening to mindfulness, we want to make sure that we are supporting our community in learning about the resources that surround them, as well as building their own toolkit for resilience.”

The full schedule of online summer activities is as follows.
  • All-in-One Mentoring – An out-of-school program featuring opportunities for positive youth development. Grades 6-12. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. May 19-July 7.
  • 4-H Makers Camp – Learn to make new things using items around the house. Grades 3-5. Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 p.m. during the month of June.
  • The Grub Club: Kid-Powered Gardening – Learn to plant your own food and participate in fun activities and crafts. Grades 3-8. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. during the month of June.
  • Sowing Young Sprouts Scavenger Hunt – A self-paced scavenger hunt series for all ages. June 15-July 6.
  • Act Up: Theatre Fun with 4-H – Virtual performing arts sessions with acting games, scene studies and more. Grades 6-8. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. during the month of July. 
  • Little Growers – A day camp all about the great outdoors for preschoolers. Fridays at 10 a.m. during the month of July.
  • Poetry & Mindfulness – Daily short sessions focusing on close reading for understanding and mindfulness, featuring writing prompts and feedback opportunities. Grades 9-12. Weekdays at 2 p.m. during the month of July.
  • Spanish Finders – A day camp for preschoolers to discover the language of Spanish. Monday through Thursday, July 27-Aug. 6, at 10 a.m.
Registration and additional information about each program is available at wvstateu.edu/4h. To learn more, contact Payne at (304) 553-8218 or hannah.payne@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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