Leadership opportunities may include an elected or appointed position, but it can also be serving on a committee or in some other decision-making group. It can include learning about and experiencing something new and sharing that new knowledge with others as well. Read more about Leadership Opportunities
Iowa 4-H Youth Development strives to increases the quality and quantity of afterschool programs, which provide a safe and supportive environment where caring adults help youth meet their needs for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. Read more about Iowa 4-H Afterschool
Iowa State University of Science and Technology produces a host of educational outreach opportunities. Some take place on campus, other in locations across the state, still others are available wherever you are, just contact the program to sign up. Read more about ISU STEM Learning Resources
All Connecting Learning & Living curricula is built around youth development and educational models. This section describes these models. Read more about Curricula Alignment
Here you can find many resources from the Ricochet program. The categories of information are: Getting Started, After school program, How to Get Funding, Presentations, Marketing, and Curriculum. Read more about Ricochet Resources
While the science behind basic ingredients is taught in Cooking Up Science: Clover Cookie Factory, our main goal is to teach the scientific method, with particular focus on developing a hypothesis, testing, and getting a result. Read more about Clover Cookie Factory
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. Read more about On Their Own and OK
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. Read more about Connecting Learning & Living
Robotics is one of the most exciting, fastest growing project areas in 4-H. But starting a 4-H Robotics program can be intimidating. Below are some resources to help!
With wide eyes, kids ponder: How does a bridge stay up? Why do carrots grow under the ground? Why does a car need gas? Like seeds, their interests need to be watered and tended to in order to grow.
4-H helps youth discover and foster this passion for science, engineering, technology and math (STEM). It offers a hands-on approach to developing the excitement and skills necessary for youth to succeed in a safe and fun setting.