Youth constructing bird nest boxes for Ornithology research

Wiley Afterschool Students build bird nest boxes

4-H Afterschool

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 help youth develop lifelong skills, such as leadership, critical thinking, and teamwork. The programs address a growing need for quality afterschool programming in the U.S., where as many as 15 million children come home to empty houses afterschool. Research shows that high-risk youth 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. These programs include academic support, hands-on STEM activities, and much more! Download the 4-H Afterschool Program Handbook which also includes the program Safety Guidelines. 

The 4-H Afterschool Programs are reviewed by independent evaluator, Laura Payne-Bourcy Consulting Services, for program quality and improvements. For information about the impact of the 4-H Afterschool Program, check out our Annual Evaluation Report here!

undefined Beaver River - This program is open to students in grades Pre-K - 8 attending Beaver River Central School. 
undefined Belleville Henderson - This program is open to students in grades K-8 attending Belleville Henderson Central School. 
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Carthage Central School - This program is open to students in grades 5-8 attending Carthage Central School. 
undefined Copenhagen Central School - This program is open to students in grades K-8 attending Copenhagen Central School. 
undefined Immaculate Heart Central - This program is open to students in grades 4th and 5th attending IHC. 
undefined Indian River - 4-H offers afterschool programs at Antwerp Primary, Calcium Primary, Evans Mills Primary, Philadelphia Primary, Theresa Primary, and Indian River Intermediate.
undefined LaFargeville - This program is open to students in grades K-8 attending LaFargeville Central School. 
undefined Watertown - 4-H offers afterschool programs at Knickerbocker Elementary, North Elementary, Ohio Elementary, Wiley Intermediate, and Case Middle School. 

Contact

Mitch McCormick
4-H Afterschool Director
mam697@cornell.edu
315-788-8450 ext. 332

Last updated October 31, 2022