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4-H Youth Development Program

In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America's largest youth development organization, empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. -- and 170,000 in New York -- with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 

In 2020, CCE Ulster's 4-H Youth Program had 540 enrolled youth projects. A minimum of 6 hours are required for each project totaling over 3,000 hours! Youth collaborate with caring adult mentors to lead hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture, and citizenship. Mentors provide a positive environment where youth learn by doing. This 4-H experience is delivered by a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation. This experience grows leaders with life skills like confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion. 

The Ulster County 4-H Program offers ongoing and annual programs as well as the traditional club model. We also have a number of volunteer opportunities such as club leaders, mentors, evaluators, and event volunteers. Please get in touch with us to find out how you can empower youth in our local communities!

The Ulster County 4-H Program provides a number of programs for youth in the county:

NYS 4-H offers a number of annual programs. Below are just some of the programs that Ulster County 4-Hers are invited to attend!


Hilary Chalmers
Administrative Assistant
(845) 340-3990 ext. 313

Last updated April 26, 2023