UVM Extension Mission: to improve the quality of life of Vermonters by providing research-based educational programs and practical information concerning Vermont communities, families and homes, farms, businesses, and the natural environment.
Vermont 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities which enable teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for success. Teens can participate in programs focused on leadership, citizenship and life skills, through exploring topic areas like the environment, current events, and possible careers.
Available to all Vermont teens:
• 4-H Teen Congress Teen Congress is a 3-day, 2-night event on the UVM Campus in Burlington for youth ages 13-19 (as of January 1). • The Academy has been designed for youth in grades 9-12 who are interested in the environment and want to explore, in depth, their passion for Vermont's natural resources. • The Vermont 4-H Youth Environmental Council is an advanced service learning and leadership opportunity for teens ages 13-19 (as of January 1) who are interested in helping to conserve Vermont's natural resources.
Available for 4-H Members:
• 4-H Teen Board Teens ages 14-19 (as of January 1) have an opportunity for leadership development beyond the county or regional level and to promote local input in the planning and implementation of 4-H Teen Congress. • 4-H Teen Weekend Youth ages 13-19 (as of January 1). Participants learn valuable leadership skills and engage in fun team-building games while having the opportunity to meet new friends from around the state. • Citizenship Washington Focus Youth 14-19 do a six-day intensive summer citizenship program. Delegates learn about the democratic process and their role as citizens while they experience our nation's capital.