4-H Youth Development

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4-H Agents are Clemson Extension employees with primary Youth Development responsibilities who work closely with state extension specialists and researchers located on campus and at the various research and education centers located across the state. They provide expertise in topics including animal agriculture and veterinary science, natural resources and the environment, gardening, leadership and citizenship, personal growth and development, and science, engineering and technology.

Contact

Alana West     803-276-1091 x111     awillin@clemson.edu

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Frequently Asked Questions

Newberry 4-H Organizational Chart

Newberry 4-H Stakeholder Questionnaire

Calendar

South Carolina 4-H

NOTE: The 4-H year runs September 1 through August 31.

Newsletter

June 2014

September 2014 (coming soon)

Please let us know if you wish to be added or removed from the Newberry County 4-H Clover Clips Quarterly Newsletter mail/email list.

Member Form

2014-15 Newberry County 4-H Membership Form

Clubs

4-H Clubs: Members of an organized group of youth, led by an adult, with a planned program that is carried on throughout all or most of the year. 4-H clubs may meet in any location and typically have elected officers and a set of bylaws approved by the membership to govern the club. Standard 4-H clubs involve youth, ages 9-19, and focus on in depth learning of one or more projects. 4-H cloverbud clubs provide youth, ages 5-8, with an introduction to 4-H in a non-competitive environment. 4-H clubs might meet in the community, on military installations, in schools during school hours, as well as in school age child care settings after school.

Newberry County Healthy Lifestyles Program

  • meetings TBD based on team schedules during June-October practice and competition season
  • teams comprised of 3-4 youth in grades 4-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12
  • Midlands Region Healthy Lifestyles Competition: Friday, August 8 at 211 Paw Paws Trail in Newberry

Newberry County 4-H Shotgun Team

  • meets on Saturdays throughout the season: November - May
  • $35 annual dues
  • contact Stanley and Paula Mills, club leaders, at paulanewberry@aol.com 
  • interests meeting for the 2014-15 season coming soon!

Newberry 4-H Clovers in the Kitchen

  • meets 1st Monday of each month (September-June) from 3:15-4:15 at the Newberry Extension Office
  • open to youth ages 5-7
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee if not already paid + plus $2 to attend each meeting
  • Sept 29, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, June 1

Newberry 4-H Kids in the Kitchen

  • meets 2nd Monday of each month (September-May) from 3:30-4:30 at the Newberry Extension Office
  • open to youth ages 8-12
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee if not already paid + $2 to attend each meeting
  • Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11

Newberry 4-H Teens in the Kitchen

  • meets  3rd Monday of each month (September-May) from 3:30-4:30 at the Newberry Extension Office
  • open to youth grades 13-18
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee  if not already paid + $2 to attend each meeting
  • Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20, May 18

Newberry 4-H Robotics Club

  • meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 at the Extension Office
  • open to ages 9-14
  • $50 first time membership fee, $10 annual 4-H membership fee for returning members if not already paid
  • participates in FIRST Lego League
  • call if interested

Newberry 4-H Wether Goat Club 

  • meets 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00 at the Boys Farm (unless this conflicts with show schedule)
  • open to ages 5-19
  • goat ownership not necessary and goat project participation not required
  • $10 annual 4-H membership fee if not already paid
  • contact Matthew Craven, club leader if interested in joining or volunteering mcraven@komatsuna.com

Newberry 4-H Archery Club (COMING SOON!)

  • open to youth ages 10-19
  • interested meeting to be held July 22 at 6:30 pm at the Willinghams Cabin, 211 Paw Paw's Trail in Newberry
  • club led by Russell Warren

Newberry 4-H Rabbit Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • Call if interested in joining or volunteering

Newberry 4-H Rocketry Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

Newberry 4-H Box Car Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

Newberry 4-H Recycling Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

Newberry 4-H Horse Club (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering

Community Clubs  (POSSIBILITY)

  • call if interested in joining or volunteering
  • possible locations include Newberry, Prosperity, Pomaria, Whitmire, Little Mountain, Silverstreet
  • community clubs cover a different topic each month

School Clubs and Enrichment

4-H School Enrichment Programs: Groups of youth receiving a sequence of learning experiences in cooperation with school officials during school hours, to support the school curriculum. It involves direct teaching by Extension staff or trained volunteers, including teachers.
4-H School Aged Child Care Educational Programs: Educational programs offered to youth outside of school hours, usually in a school or other community center and incorporating 4-H curricula. Youth who are members of 4-H clubs in school age child care settings are considered members of organized 4-H clubs.

Newberry Child Development Center 4-H Outdoor Explorers

  • meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 3:30 during the school year
  • provided to the afterschool age group
  • topics TBD

Newberry Middle School Green Streak

  • meets during Tiger Time during the school year
  • topics TBD

Little Mountain Elementary School Enrichment

  • provided for 3rd graders
  • meets 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Fridays during school 
  • covers nutrition and healthy lifestyles

Newberry County Family YMCA

  • meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 3:45 during the school year
  • provided to the afterschool age group 
  • topics TBD

Boundary Street Elementary School Montessori

  • meets 2nd Thursday of each month during the school year
  • provided to the students of the Montesorri classes
  • topics TBD

In-School Embryology Project (incubator and eggs)

  • opportunity available to 2nd grade and 6th grade classes only
  • contact us if you would like for you class to complete the embryology project with an incubator and chicken eggs
  • classes must supply their own brood boxes and starter feed for any hatchlings
  • incubators and turners must be cleaned before returning them to Newberry 4-H
  • *** this project is for Newberry County School District only***

Let us know if your class or school wants to have a 4-H Club for the 2013-14 school year!

Projects

4-H Special Interest/Short Term Projects: Groups of youth meeting for a specific learning experience that involves direct teaching by Extension staff or trained volunteers, including teachers. The program is not part of the school curriculum and not restricted to members of 4-H clubs. This delivery mode does not generally continue for as long as a 4-H club.

Wildlife Food Plot Project (August deadline)

Small Garden Project (April deadline)

Dairy Heifer Project (February deadline)

Meat Goat Project (May deadline)

Pullet Project (March deadline)

Laying Flock Project (May deadline)

Backyard Rabbit Project (POSSIBILITY)

Summer Programs and Camps

4-H Camp: Youth taking part in an Extension planned educational experience of group living in the outdoors. Overnight camping includes being away from home at least one night (resident, primitive, or travel camping) and is not restricted to members of organized 4-H clubs. Day camping consists of multiple-day programs, with youth returning home each evening.

Events

Newberry County Livestock Shows

  • Open Jr. Dairy Show: Thursday, September 4 at 6:00 pm at the Newberry Fairgrounds
  • Open Jr. Beef Show: Friday, September 5 at 6:00 pm at the Newberry Fairgrounds
  • 4-H/FFA Meat Goat Show: Saturday, September 6 at 10:00 am at the Newberry Fairgrounds
  • Closed Midlands Region 4-H Pullet/Flock Project Show: Wednesday, October 8 at 4:00 pm at the Newberry Fairgrounds
  • Interested in sponsoring these events?

Fundraisers

4-H Sign Fundraiser

  • SCAE4-HA is selling metal 4-H signs to benefits the organization, which in turn benefits SC 4-H. There are two options, both of which make great yard decor, stall decoration, or mail box adornments.

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering with Newberry County 4-H or any club in particular please contact us at 803-276-1091 x111 or awillin@clemson.edu.

Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Background Check

Volunteer Release Form

Volunteer Disclosure Statement

Volunteer License Check

Child Abuse Prevention Training

Parent Inventory Form

Club Compliance Form

Club Charter Application

4-H Membership Form

Club Treasurer's Handbook

Club Secretary's Handbook

Club Constitution Template