The mission of 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is carried out through the involvement of parents, volunteer leaders and other adults who organize and conduct educational subject/project experiences in community and family settings. These “Learn-by-Doing” experiences are supported by research and extension functions represented by the land-grant universities, USDA and cooperating local governments with support from the National 4-H Council and other private support.
4-H Summer Workshops
For more information, please contact 735-2040/44/45/46. Please note that enrollment in the 4H programs is based on a first-come first-served basis. Fees are payable to “UOG 4-H Program” by cash or check ONLY and are non-refundable. Please register at the Agriculture and Life Sciences building on the UOG Campus, Room 111 (1st floor) 4H Office.
4-H Program Details
STEM, Citizenship and Health are the three main teaching principles that our program focuses on. In addition, we will also touch on other subjects throughout the year such as arts & crafts, photography, computer, entomology, horticulture, fisheries, youth finance, nutrition and fitness, and sports. Below you can find each subject area in brief detail.
This program will offer hands on activities that will further educate youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Being literate in these applications allows youth to learn more on how science works along with a better understanding of up-to date projects from all round the world.
This program provides youth with an opportunity to be right and responsible members in the community to contribute in shaping the world around them and providing service to others. Through this program you will learn to explore relationships with peers, their families, their island and the world.
This program will offer basic understanding of keeping kids healthy. Children, like adults, sometimes make bad decisions about their health. They may skip breakfast, drink soda all day. Some children damage their health by using tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs.
Arts & Crafts
This program will give a brief history of the different handicrafts throughout the Pacific and the western world. Different materials and mediums will be utilized to inspire their creativity and imagination for arts and crafts.
This program will offer basic photography skills. Participants will be able to learn the basic concepts of professional photography.
This program will offer basic computer skills. Participants will learn about both hardware and software and participate in group activities that will broaden their skills in using computers.
This program will offer basics of entomology skills in different areas of insects’ habitats, environment and understanding its behavior. Participants will learn about the important role of insects and broaden their science skills.
This program will offer basic plant science. It will help develop a basic understanding of why plants are important. This workshop will help enhance skills of safe, basic gardening techniques.
Fishing has been a part of life of island life throughout the centuries. Basic fishing has been passed down from generation to generation. This particular workshop will give participants basic knowledge about tides, currents, and phases of moon, oceanography, marine sciences, water pollution, and the environment. This program will offer both traditional and modern fishing techniques such as net fishing, spear fishing, tying lures & hooks, trolling, and fishing safety.
Youth finance is an important life skill. Understanding personal finance issues early is an important step in adding to the quality of life. The main focus in youth finance is to elaborate on tactics and main concepts of financial responsibility.
Nutrition and Fitness
This program provides basic food science in nutritional stages. There are many fun and interesting activities in this to help you learn more about food and fitness. Learning about food and fitness isn’t all you will be doing you’ll be learning about your self, too.
This program provides learning opportunities for basic sports ethics. Sports activities include baseball and soccer. In this program you learn the importance staying healthy by living an active lifestyle.