4-H is the largest out of school Youth Development Program in the world. It is run locally through Cornell Cooperative Extension. It is a volunteer and educational program that supplements what is learned inside and outside of the classroom. Working hand-in- hand with others as well as adult leaders will allow participants to involve themselves in great leadership opportunities. 4-H provides the building blocks for our leaders of tomorrow.

As a youth program of Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H’s connection to Cornell University and other land-grant institutions sets us apart from other youth-serving organizations. Access to Cornell’s resources gives young people the opportunity to make connections for college and beyond.

CCE Rockland STEM Day

Cornell Cooperative Extension received funding from Orange and Rockland Utilities to conduct a “4-H STEM Day” at Haverstraw Elementary School. On October 8, 2015,over 50 4th graders participated in four STEM stations including Balls and Tracks, Rockets to the Rescue, Magic of Electricity and Sink or Float . STEM Day provided a hands-on experience in scientific theories which align with the common core standards and NYS testing.

Cornell Cooperative Extension appreciates the support from Orange and Rockland and encourages any adults or young people who want to be part of the Rockland County 4-H experience to contact our Youth Development Educator 845-429-7085, X103.

Below you can see a slideshow of pictures from our day at Haverstraw Elementary School.

Created with flickr slideshow.


Teen Leadership Rockland

is a leadership development program for sophomore level high school students. The program connects students with leadership potential with peers and community leaders through interactive seminars.

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Veterinary Science

This 4-H Career Exploration program is offered to high school students, grades 9-12, interested in a career working with animals. Register for Vet sci by October 6, 2017! Click here for more information!

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Francisco Garcia-Quezada
4-H Youth Development Educator
845-429-7085 ext. 103

Last updated October 16, 2017