The 4-H Youth Development program uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world.
The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:
To best serve our diverse population, Monmouth County 4-H offers a variety of programs including community clubs, after-school and summer programs, school enrichment, and special interest and training programs. Additional information and contacts are available through the links below.
4-H clubs are located throughout the county and are led by trained, adult volunteers. 4-H volunteers bring a wealth of energy to the program, and serve in a variety of roles within the program. You need not be an expert in a particular project area to be a great 4-H club leader. If you have interest in a project area and a positive outlook, you probably have what it takes to lead a 4-H club. If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer please contact our office.
In partnership with the Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County 4-H co-hosts the annual Monmouth County Fair at East Freehold Park in July. The Fair is a great opportunity for 4-H clubs and members to showcase the projects they have worked on throughtout the year. The Monmouth County Fair is family-friendly, fun and educational.
4-H provides after-school and summer programming throughout Monmouth County including leadership and personal development through mentoring, 4-H SET (science, engineering, and technology), and healthy living.
In addition, Summer 4-H Camp at Stokes State Forest is available to all youth.
4-H staff provide a variety of enrichment programs in public and private schools throughout the county. Topics include character education, life skill development, environmental science, science literacy, and healthy living.
4-H staff provide half-day, full-day, and multiple-session special interest programs and trainings on a variety of topics for youth, educators, community youth workers, and after-school staff.
To get involved in any of our programs, contact our office.