Connecting Learning & Living is the Iowa leader for the 1 million-dollar USDA People's Garden School Pilot Program titled, Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth. The national team includes Washington State, Cornell, Iowa State, and Arkansas State University Extension Services.
Iowa 4-H Youth Development is partnering with the International Chili Society to bring a fun and new cooking competition to youth audiences.
This 4-H youth development guide is designed to strengthen skills in youth who may care for themselves and/or siblings during the afterschool hours. This publication is focused on youth who are home alone for limited time.
The Wellness Warrior Challenge Camp is for youth who have completed grades 4-6. This two night adventure is a great opportunity to explore what summer camp is like in a shortened versions for our youth new to camping away from family. We encourage any youth to take part in this fun adventure away from home. Youth will stay in cabins but will get to explore the outdoors with hikes, cooking, and fun in the sun. Packing list will be provided on this page.
The 4-H Healthy Living Retreat will take place at Clover Woods 4-H Camp. This event is for youth in grades 8-12 to learn more about the areas of wellness and wellbeing. They will experience workshops, large group activities and discussions to help identify their spark and learn how they can follow their passion to improve the health of their communities across Iowa.
$10 meal challenge for Fair
4-H club challenge engaging youth in healthy practices.