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
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
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.
National Youth Science Day (NYSD) provides access and opportunity for kids to learn about STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math) by participating in a hands-on STEM challenge. 4‑H will hold NYSD events throughout the month of October in classrooms, clubs, homes and after-school spaces across the country. Read more about 4-H National Youth Science Day
Kids learn by doing with positive adults and friends in a fun, safe setting. Whether coding, photography, stargazing, soccer, rabbits, robots, cultural diversity, dance, etc, there is a 4-H learning community working on that. Read more about 4-H Clubs and Learning Communities
Theses legislative learning resources prepare youth for meeting with city, county, state or national legislators, or learning about civic engagement. Read more about Legislative Learning Event Resources