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4-H Youth Development

The 4-H emblem is recognized all over the country as a symbol of pride. Its mission of cultivating America's youth to lead us in a Revolution of Responsibility has been embraced by the efforts of WVSU Extension Service and our 4-H Youth Development program. 

What does it mean to be part of 4-H? 4-H encompasses school gardening, robotics teams, poetry slams, summer camps, and more! It is weekend space sleepovers and after school coding, raising sheep and riding horses, acting, writing and crafting. 4-H is youth-led, youth-focused programming centered on creating citizens who are well-equipped to face the world, pursue their passions, and support one another as they grow. 

4-H programming is about serving youth needs and that means being responsive and adaptable. While club members still show livestock at the state fair, they also travel to Facebook Headquarters to participate in Hackathons. 


Our Team

Hannah Payne
Assistant Program Director
(304) 553-8218
Caroline Copenhaver
4-H Extension Agent
(304) 382-3383
Ana Karen Gatica Toledo
Ana Karen  Gatica Toledo
4-H Extension Agent
(304) 204-4378
Tabitha Surface
4-H Extension Agent
(304) 543-7432
Tiffany Ward
4-H Extension Associate
(304) 673-6780
Alex Young
4-H Extension Agent

Students working on a 4-H project

summer programs:

4-H Grub Club - A Youth Gardening Virtual Camp
3rd-5th Graders | June-July | Register Now
The 8-week camp will introduce kids to gardening, including how to grow their own herbs, while also exploring the many career opportunities in farming and gardening, and serving as a platform for meeting other garden-interested kids from around the state.

Life Skills Summer Camp
Ages 13+ | June 14-25 | Register Now
Learn basic life skills, including car repairs, sewing, first aid, cooking, household chores, how to use tools, college prep, resumé writing, and more. Video lessons will release weekdays, with daily live office hours and some live sessions. 
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