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Broomfield 4-H Club

Broomfield 4-H Club

The Broomfield 4-H club (Red & Yellow Lions) meets locally, but is administered through Boulder County to provide a more complete 4-H experience, including the opportunity to participate in a county fair.  For more information, email Broomfield4H@gmail.com or visit the Boulder County 4-H website.

What is 4-H?

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4-H began over a century ago as an educational program for the nation’s rural youth. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. These experiences are based on the idea that young people should be regarded as resources to be developed. 2010 marked the state centennial of 4-H in Colorado and a renewed commitment to helping shape youth and communities. In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of “Making the Best Better.”

To learn more about today’s 4-H, you’re invited to visit the Colorado 4-H website.

4-H STEM AmeriCorps

What is 4-H STEM AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps and Colorado State University Extension (CSUE) have joined forces to give youth the opportunity to engage in 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) projects. This joint effort focuses on out-of-school-time education that encourages youth to develop 21st century workforce skills, graduate from high school, and consider STEM academic and career choices. 

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Broomfield Program

CSU Extension now has three AmeriCorps service members working out of its Broomfield office to develop and deliver STEM programs to local students. Current projects include the following activities:

  • Take and Make STEM Kits with instructions in English and Spanish that are given out at school district food distribution sites.
  • Videos about plant biology and hydroponics featuring CSU Extension’s tower gardens with corresponding activities for kids to do at home.
  • Development of in-person, outdoor programming utilizing Broomfield parks.

FAQs

What is 4-H?

4-H is a national youth development organization for kids ages 5-18.  It teaches youth leadership, citizenship and life skills through club membership and project work in over 50 different project areas.  In addition to the traditional club model, CSU Extension 4-H has outreach and 4-H STEM AmeriCorps programs in counties across the state. Kids ranging in age from 5-7 years old are considered Cloverbuds, which is 4-H’s non-competitive discovery program.  Kids ages 8-18 are enrolled as club members, with competitive activities.

What if I have more questions?

Please start by contacting the club at  broomfield4h@gmail.com or visit the Boulder County 4-H website.

How can I become a 4-H STEM AmeriCorps Volunteer?

The 4-H STEM AmeriCorps service term renews at the end of each summer. If you’re interested in applying to serve next year, or just want to learn more, please contact the Broomfield CSU Extension office at 720.887.2294 or csuextension@broomfield.org.