Belleville-Henderson youth show off the boxes they made

Belleville-Henderson youth show off the boxes they made

Science Experiment

Science Experiment

4-H Afterschool Programs

What do you get when you combine 4-H programming with area school programs?

4-H Afterschool Programs foster a unique combination of fun and learning that helps youth develop lifelong skills, such as leadership, critical thinking, and teamwork. The programs address a growing need for quality after-school programming in the U.S., where as many as 15 million children come home to empty houses after school. Research shows that youth that are at a high risk can greatly benefit from 4-H programming.

To combat this, 4-H Afterschool Programs, provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, offer a wealth of research-based, ready-to-use, "learning by doing" curricula on a wide variety of topics. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County offers programs including:

Wiley Bridges program provides afterschool academic support and exploration into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics which develop critical thinking, and help students see how science, technology, engineering, and math relate to their lives. The program uses hands-on activities to explore these topics in more detail.

Indian River Home/School Liaisons use a variety of methods to support and establish effective home/school partnerships that promote student learning/achievement. 4-H afterschool programs take place at Calcium, Evans Mills, Antwerp, Philadelphia, and Theresa Primary Schools.

Belleville Henderson 4-H Afterschool Program is targeted to students in grades K-8. The primary focus of the afterschool program is academic achievement. Students receive one-on-one and small group tutoring with their homework/school work. Additionally, 4-H curricula in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are used to strengthen this area of student's academic learning.

Carthage 4-H Afterschool Program takes place in the three elementary schools and the middle school. Programming for the 2016-2017 year includes Up for the Challenge, Super Simple Science, 4-H Yoga for Kids, 4-H Hit the Nail, and 4-H All the World's a Stage.


Stephanie Graf
Youth & Family Program Leader
(315) 788-8450 ext. 251

Last updated February 10, 2017