4-H & Youth

About 4-H

In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

4‑H is a Community

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.

To learn how you can be involved in Rockland County, check out our informational flyer!


New Program: 4-H Junior Animal Science Program

The 4-H Junior Animal Science Program, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, is designed to give middle school youth an opportunity to explore animal science careers and concepts beyond veterinary science...

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Vet. Science Career Exploration Program

Veterinary Science career exploration program is a 4-H youth development program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, offered to high school students, grades 9-12, interested in a career working with animals. App Due on 10/13/2014

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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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Youth Leadership Workshop

Legislator Paul Organizes Program To Empower Youth The theme of the workshop is “How to Set Goals,” and youth will be taught how to set priorities and how to make the best use of their time and talents to achieve their goals...

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Kristin Ruggiero
4-H Resource Educator
845-429-7085 x 103

Last updated November 1, 2018