4-H in Schools

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.

In-School Programs

York County 4-H currently offers the following programs to schools in York County:

  • Youth Voice: Youth Choice: A monthly lesson on nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Includes snack. Currently a free program.
  • School Garden programs: York County Master Gardeners can assist with setting up a school garden and lead instruction using the Junior Master Gardener curriculum; teachers can also independently implement the School Gardening for SC Educators curriculum. 
  • Junior Naturalist: A monthly lesson on natural resources and environmental sciences. Currently a free program.
  • Financial Literacy: A monthly lesson for middle-high school aged students on budgeting, understanding money, etc. 
  • Chick Embryology for any grades: A 25 day project that teaches life cycles using eggs and incubators. Cost for this project is dependent on what class option is selected. Click here for more information on Chick Embryology
  • One Time Lessons: We also offer one time school enrichment programs to teachers as a supplement to what is currently being taught in the classroom. Contact us for more information.

York County 4-H has proudly provided programs to the following schools:

  • Cotton Belt Elementary School: Embryology
  • Saluda Trail Middle School: Junior Naturalist, School Garden
  • Bethel Elementary School: Embryology
  • Bethany Elementary School: Embryology, School-wide 4-H
  • Fort Mill Middle School: Embryology
  • York Intermediate School: Embryology, Youth Voice: Youth Choice
  • Clover Middle School: Leadership & Agriculture Club
  • Hickory Grove-Sharon Elementary School: Embryology
  • Riverwalk Academy: School Garden; Gardening Club 
  • Village Montessori: Embryology
  • Academy Christian School: Embryology
  • Harold C. Johnson Elementary School: Embryology
  • Old Pointe Elementary School: Embryology
  • Griggs Road Elementary School: Embryology
  • Fort Mill Cooperative Preschool: Embryology
  • Oakdale Elementary School: Junior Master Gardener
  • Belleview Elementary School: Junior Master Gardener
  • South Pointe High School: Leadership & Agriculture Club
  • Cherry Park Elementary School: Embryology
  • Westminster Catawba Christian School: Embryology

Let us know if your class or school is interested in 4-H for the 2020-2021 school year!