Connecticut 4-H

Willimantic 4-H FANS after-school program flourishes

It’s been a busy year for the students involved in the W.B. Sweeney Elementary School 4-H FANs IM program, culminating with an exciting eight-week summer program. During the 2016-17 school year, students met weekly to participate in fun activities designed to teach healthy eating, exercise and gardening. Summer Story Days, held on Wednesdays, included guest […]

4-H then and now: Tradition and innovation combine to help children grow in skills, interests and experience

The 4-H program was established more than a century ago as a way to reach rural children with educational programs, opportunities to expand their horizons and develop self-confidence and competence. Although many things have changed over the years, the program continues to help children grow in skills, interests and experience. 4-H is a global network […]

UConn’s clubs bring array of activities to 4-H Adventures in STEM Conference

The 2016 4-H Adventures in STEM Conference, held November 5, was designed to engage youth ages 12 to 18 in STEM learning, as well as introduce the students to UConn and STEM careers. This year’s conference hosted sixty-six youth attending a variety of workshops primarily designed and run by UConn student groups. “After our first […]