Carthage 4-H After-School – has 3 sessions for the 2018/2019 school year. We are at Black River Elementary on Mondays, Carthage Elementary on Tuesdays, and West Carthage Elementary on Wednesdays, two sessions each day from 4:00-4:45 p.m. and 4:45-5:30 p.m. Examples of programming are below. 

  • Character Education - Students learn to be civic, good mannered, accepting, and healthy citizens. The curriculum, including team building activities, covers leadership, diversity, and how to be proactive and empathetic.
  • Super Simple Science Students are introduced to science facts through easy hands-on science experiments and science tricks. By learning new science principles youth will be able to carry out easy experiments using house hold items.
  • 4-H Yoga for Kids - This program will explore, teach, and practice breathing techniques, poses, partner poses, and team building activities. Students will gain knowledge of how to increase endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. The goal is to equip youth to work towards achieving their optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Carthage CASE Program (5-8), After School Enrichment

  • Entrepreneurship “Shark Tank” - This program is teaching kids the fundamentals of business practices and allowing them to incorporate their own imaginations and creativity as they create new products. At the end of January, each group will be presenting their final presentations to community and school leaders. They will be showcasing their own prototypes and explaining their business plans. The community and school leaders (Sharks) will then be allowed to ask them questions about their product and business and can even hypothetically offer their expertise for stake, royalties, or equity.
  • PlasmaCam Metal Art - This program is teaching kids to utilize the DesignEdge software that accompanies the PlasmaCam cutter. With the software, the kids will be able to either create their own image, or personalize an existing one. Once the design is complete, we will make an appointment to stay in the metal shop lab in order to use the PlasmaCam to cut the image out of metal. They will then touch up any edges with handtools and spray paint for finish.


Mitch McCormick
4-H After-School Director
(315) 788-8450 ext. 332

Last updated September 10, 2018