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July 11: Youth livestock focus is on quality assurance
May 27, 2014

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

youth-livestock-100BREMERTON, Wash. – A day-long course for youth will help them raise livestock that meets the standards set forth in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s quality assurance program. The training will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, July 11, at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairgrounds Rd., Bremerton, Wash.

New “magnifying glass” helps spot delinquency risks
May 6, 2014

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Cooper-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Drug abuse, acts of rampage – what’s really the matter with kids today? While there are many places to lay blame – family, attitude, peers, school, community – a new study shows that those risks vary in intensity from kid to kid and can be identified.

‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth
April 24, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

horse-stress-Pendry-130PULLMAN, Wash. – New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva.

WSU 4-H Know Your Government receives state award
August 6, 2013

Know Your Government conference


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 to developing civic knowledge, skills, experience and values. 

“We give teens the tools to understand how to be involved in active citizenship,” said Jan Klein, Washington State University Extension 4-H adolescent specialist. “Once youth realize how the … » More …

Students aim high in new 4-H after-school program
October 21, 2009



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 of the new 4-H Technology Lab.  This celebration is just one of more than 7,500 nationwide events celebrating “Lights on Afterschool.” 

Rep. Norm Dicks, Sen. Patty Murray and Sen. Maria Cantwell understand the importance of … » More …

Extension’s Eco-Stewardship Program honored
December 9, 2008

WENATCHEE – Connecting at-risk youth with the natural environment and the life skills that go along with that has earned WSU Extension’s 4-H Eco-Stewardship Program recognition from National 4-H Headquarters.

Directed by WSU Chelan County Extension educator Kevin Powers, the 4-H Eco-Stewardship Program has been named a 4-H Program of Distinction in the Natural Resource Education Category for 2008. This is the first time a WSU Extension 4-H program has received the prestigious designation in this category.

“This award speaks to the innovation and quality WSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program delivers every day to the residents of our state,” said Linda Kirk Fox, … » More …

WSU Vancouver to host P.A.C.E. Youth Conference
April 19, 2006

WSU Vancouver is hosting the P.A.C.E. (Pre-Employment And Career Exploration) Youth Conference from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6. Co-sponsored by the WSU Vancouver Center for Youth Workforce Preparation and the Educational Service District 112 Youth Workforce Programs, conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions, participate in group activities, meet with professionals and take home valuable resources.Eighteen sessions will be offered in two separate tracks, “Preparing for Summer Employment” and “Exploring Careers,” which include classes like: Be an Inventor; Be Prepared – Life in the Real World; Reverse Engineering; College 101; Forensics at Work; Food Handler’s License; The Art of Interviewing; Law … » More …