Alfaro, H., Kozsan, T., Wharton, C. 2021, 4-H 4 Nevada Vol 21, Iss 2, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno

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4-H summer camps to keep youth engaged and learning

Extension continues tradition of overnight and day camps

By Claudene Wharton

Extension offers trainings to help address state’s high suicide rates among youth

4-H Program to provide additional trainings in communities

By Hannah Alfaro

Nevadans give feedback on youth education delivery during pandemic

University publishes youth needs assessment results

By Tiffany Kozsan

According to the statewide survey conducted by the University...

thumbs up.

Of survey respondents were satisfied with the school districts’ pandemic response


felt the school year was going good or very good

Individuals from rural school districts responded more positively to both questions than those from urban districts


Volunteer Kimberly Loghry teaches youth a wide variety of skills

4-H volunteer is leading several programs in White Pine County

By Hannah Alfaro

Congratulations to all of our 4-H graduating seniors

Here is just a small sample and their plans after high school

Chloe Young, Washoe County Chloe has been participating in 4-H for 11 years in horse club. She is planning to attend a college with a great equine science program.
Chloe Young with her horse
Kayden Syme, Elko County Kayden has been participating in 4-H for nine years in rabbits, goats, poultry, shooting sports, and as a county officer. He's attending the University of Nevada, Reno for engineering. 
Kaden Syme in front of a car.
Dalton McNeff, Pershing County  Dalton has been participating in 4-H for eight years in sheep-market and breeding, livestock judging, and camp counseling. He's attending the College of Idaho for marketing and media management.
Dalton McNeff.
Veronica Dederer, Clark County Veronica has been participating in 4-H for 10 years in market lamb. She is attending Northern Arizona University for microbiology.
Veronica Dederer.

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Also of Interest:

Addressing theoretical gaps in positive youth development for diverse youth: Fact sheet for the 4-H Youth Development Program. Trzesniewski, K. H., & UC ANR Diversity in Youth Development Workgroup. 2017, Oakland: University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Publication 8576).
Nevada Stakeholder Perceptions of Youth Educational and Mental Health Needs During the Pandemic
Nearly a year after the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the U.S., it is evident that the pandemic is more than just a physical health crisis, especially for young people.
Horrillo, S; Evans, W; Gallo, J; Norze, J; Stark, C; Sanchez, J; Demchak, M; Chvilicek, S; Bray, S; 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
New Year, New Reads!
Do you like to meet new characters, imagine worlds unknown and learn about notable people and events in history? Join us in this challenge of expanding your knowledge and reading skills!
McGee, S. 2021, University of Nevada, Reno Extension
children learning about ember awareness
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension and other University programs
Attend Nevada Field Day to learn about Cooperative Extension programs
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
A.D. Guy AmeriCorps Member Recruitment
The UNR Extension, A.D. Guy Knowledge Center is recruiting for AmeriCorps members! Multiple positions are available. The date of service begins now and runs through July 31, 2021. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to support our youth and serve our community!
McGee, S., Rojas, A. 2021, University of Nevada, Reno Extension 4-H

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