4-H and Youth Development

4-H & Youth Development

2017 Youth Leadership Lab Increases Awareness of STEM and Agriculture Careers

The Cooperative Extension 4-H & Youth Development Program hosted Youth Leadership Laboratory (YLL), a 4-day/3-night pre-college outreach summer program at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, Texas, July 16-19. This year's theme was "See Yourself in Agriculture," and it focused on environmental education. The program began with Samuel Coleman, Acting Regional Administrator for EPA's South Central Region [...]

First Jr. Youth Leadership Lab Held

On July 10-13, 2017, the Cooperative Extension Program’s 4-H & Youth Development unit and STEMULATION for Youth held their first Jr. Youth Leadership Lab on the main campus in Prairie View. Jr. YLL was day camp that gave 16 youth from Waller, Harris and Fort Bend counties hands-on learning experience in STEM activities such as [...]

San Antonio Livestock Exposition (S.A.L.E.) 4-H Scholarship (deadline: May 7, 2018)

Dallas County Youth Develop Leadership Skills at 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus

National 4-H Council and Farm Credit partnered together for the sixth consecutive year to provide six Dallas County youth and one adult chaperone accompanied by CEP extension agent, Cynthia Pierfax, with the chance to experience Washington, D.C. as a part of the Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, [...]

Cera Joins CEP Staff in El Paso County

Madelynne Cera was recently hired as an extension agent for 4-H and youth development in El Paso County with the Cooperative Extension Program. She is a graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU) where she received athletic and academic scholarships to attend and play volleyball all four years. There she exhibited passion for volleyball and [...]

4-H S.A.L.E. Scholarship Awards Increase from $30,000 to $75,000 Per Year

The 4-H and Youth Department of the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) is continuing the tradition of providing youth life-skill programs and training on career awareness, workforce development, college access, among other topics.  The Unit collaborates with a number of external partners in securing funding to educate the Texas youth.  San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) [...]

Duds to Dazzle Mock-Competition and Bilingual Sewing Class for Project Leaders held in Cameron County

Thirty-nine 4-H youth, adult project leaders, and parents participated in two workshops held concurrently on April 22, 2017, in Cameron County Extension Office in San Benito, TX, to teach about the Duds to Dazzle contest. Because the average American throws away about 81 pounds of discarded garments, resulting in about 26 billion pounds of textiles [...]

YouthLab’s Impact on Dallas County 4-Her’s

As a follow-up to the magnificent experience during the 2016 Youth Leadership Laboratory (YouthLab), 30 4-H members in Dallas County got a chance to be Agricultural Scientists for an entire week. Under the leadership of Noel Estwick, Information Specialist with the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) in the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS), [...]

CEP Extension Agents Appointed to State Duds to Dazzle Contest Committee

CEP extension agents, project leaders and youth are gearing up to compete in various clothing & textile competitions. During September, CEP extension agents participated in CEP’s 4-H STEAM Conference, held in Houston. All trainings were designed to help staff and volunteers lead various youth-oriented competitions. County clothing and textile trainings facilitated by Joice A. Jeffries, [...]

4-H Clover Kids Photography Workshop

The 4-H Clover Kids Club of Waller County were trained and educated last month on different types of cameras and how to turn photography into a career or source of income. There were a total of 10 youth who participated in the workshop held at the United Methodist Church in Waller, TX. The program was [...]