By teaching young people that science can be fun, we build on a century of rock solid knowledge that early STEM exposure opens doors for kids to explore a host of STEM themes that direct them to think of careers in these fields. 4-H utilizes the power of UConn research and innovation to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology experts.
4-H Youth Development
The Connecticut 4-H youth program prepares youth to meet the needs of a global economy, while learning new skills, meeting new friends and discovering new things about themselves and the world through UConn Extension’s research-driven programs.
Whatever your interest, 4-H has a place for you. 4-H programs offer youth fun, hands-on learning activities that foster skills and character development in science, citizenship and healthy living.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
4-H utilizes the power of UConn research and innovation to prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology experts. Connecticut 4-H improves communities by teaching youth the science and technology behind producing food, caring for the environment and eating healthy. 4-H generates big ideas and opens up opportunities through projects in everything from animal breeding, plant genetics, robotics and coastal marine habitats.
4-H grows responsible citizens by emphasizing the importance of developing passionate, well-informed citizens who are involved in their communities and help to foster positive social change. In 4-H, youth learn about local, state and national government. From an early age, 4-H youth learn to make decisions, work with others, lead their peers and perform community service projects.
Helping 4-Hers develop attitudes that promote positive long-term healthy behaviors is a critical goal of Connecticut 4-H. Healthy Living activities and projects give youth the tools needed to stay in shape, prepare healthy food and practice good personal hygiene. 4-H programs are designed to stimulate the practical side of a young person’s mind and the creative side.
Contacts: 4-H STEM Youth Development Team
|Emily Alger||4-H Youth - Middlesex Countyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bonnie Burr||Volunteer Managementemail@example.com|
|Linda Castro||4-H FANs IMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marc Cournoyer||4-H Youth - Windham Countyemail@example.com|
|Jennifer Cushman||4-H Youth - Hartford Countyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maryann Fusco-Rollins||4-H Youth - Tolland Countyemail@example.com|
|Pamela Gray||4-H Youth - New London Countyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Margaret Grillo||4-H Youth - New Haven Countyemail@example.com|
|Laura Marek||4-H Youth - Litchfield Countyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jenifer Nadeau||Equine 4-H Programemail@example.com|
||Umekia Taylor||4-H FANsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Edith Valiquette||4-H Youth - Fairfield Countyemail@example.com|
|Nancy Wilhelm||4-H Youth Program Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|