4-H gets STEM grant to mentor underserved youth

By Betsy Fradd, WSU Extension SPOKANE, Wash. – A new grant will bring more science education to youth in Washington state. Children and teens in five counties and three tribal nations will have increased access to a wide variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activities along with more opportunities for youth/adult partnerships.

Best 4-H projects presented at annual state fair

PUYALLUP, Wash. – About 2,500 youth from all over the state will show their animals, exhibit photos, give public presentations, compete in fashion reviews and display their many projects at the 4-H State Fair Sept. 6-24 in Puyallup. Geocaching, an “iron chef” competition and robotics will also be featured. During commodity public presentations, 4-H’ers will […]

WSU 4-H forestry program earns national award

STEVENSON, Wash. – The Forest Youth Success program (FYS) in Skamania County, http://www.forestyouthsuccess.org, has been recognized nationally for its outstanding impact on youth, the environment and the local economy. The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) selected the program to receive a Specialty Team Award in Excellence for Natural Resource and Environmental Education. Since […]

WSU 4-H Know Your Government receives state award

  Participants at a past conference discuss a bill that would change high school graduation requirements.     OLYMPIA, Wash. – 4-H Know Your Government has been selected as one of five distinguished programs to receive the 2013 Colleen Willoughby Youth Civic Education Award. The statewide award, presented by CityClub of Seattle, recognizes a commitment […]

WSU 4-H preps biathlete for Olympics

      METHOW VALLEY, Wash. – It takes endurance, a keen eye and an unwavering passion for physical excellence. For elite athlete Casey Smith, competing in biathlon pushes his limits and strengthens his resolve.   “It’s exciting, challenging and motivating,” said 21-year-old Smith who grew up skiing in the Methow Valley and is training full […]

WSU helps teens explore life after high school

PULLMAN, Wash. – Some come from bustling cities. Others from tiny towns. But all students at the recent state 4-H teen conference wondered about the same question: What does life hold after high school? More than 330 Washington teens sampled workshops, heard dynamic speakers and attended a college and career fair to help find answers […]

WSU 4-H to lead new nat’l 4-H Science Program

PULLMAN — The WSU 4-H program is one of eight states selected to pilot a new 4-H science program, called Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) – A Digital Storytelling Project. In the project, 4-H youth will create short films that explore science in their communities and enter them into a national contest.   “We are […]

Students aim high in new 4-H after-school program

    TACOMA – In Washington State, 31 percent of youth in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade take care of themselves after the school day ends.  After-school programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. On Oct. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Portland Avenue Resource Center will celebrate the opening […]

WSU Extension 4-H Summer Teen Conference slated

PULLMAN – Discover your leadership potential, have fun, and experience college life at the Washington State University Extension 4-H Summer Teen Conference in Pullman. This three-day program features action-filled activities, educational workshops, college and career information, and recreation. Youth will learn about education options, career possibilities, and how to develop life skills for a positive […]