Beaver County 4-H & Youth Program

Parent Organization

Penn State Extension

Options: Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

The 4-H program teaches leadership, citizenship, and life skills in an informal, volunteer-led, hands-on, fun learning environment. 4-H projects are research-based and reviewed by specialists at Penn State University. The goal of 4-H is to help young people become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of a diverse society. For more information about 4-H in PA, visit the PA 4-H Program website at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/4-h/explore

Leadership

Key Leaders

Name* Title/Description (Executive Director, Vice President, etc.) Phone Number 1 Phone Number 2 Fax Number Email Address
Jen McKinley 4-H & Youth Educator 724-774-3003 x 5 jem67@psu.edu

Contact Information

Contact Phone Numbers

Number* Title / Description (Telephone, Toll free, Fax, etc.)
724-774-3003

Contact Emails

Email* Title / Description (Director, General, Intake, etc.)
BeaverExt@psu.edu

Web Addresses

Website* Title / Description (National, Local office, etc.)
http://extension.psu.edu/beaver

Primary Address

Address:

1000 3rd St Ste 3
Beaver, PA 15009
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Service Area

While youth members and adult volunteer leaders typically participate in the 4-H program in their home county, they may participate in any county's 4-H program. In addition, there are programs and educational opportunities offered for 4-H youth and adult

Services Provided

Service Description

  • Beaver County 4-H and Youth Program offers life skills development, hands-on 4-H projects, community service, camping, citizenship, communication programs, Cloverbuds, and travel. 4-H newsletter is sent to 4-H members and adult volunteers.

Available Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday

Fees/Cost for Services

There is a $30 educational materials fee for traditional members (ages 8 to 18) ($20 for Cloverbud members ages 5-7) to cover the cost of project books. There is an additional $25 horse program fee for members who choose to carry a horse project. Some 4-H clubs may offer optional state-approved fundraising activities for their club members to help offset these costs.

Eligibility Requirements

Youth aged 8 to 18 by January 1 of the current year, living anywhere in Pennsylvania, can join the program. In addition, youth aged 5-7 may enroll in the introductory Cloverbud program, which uses age-appropriate learning activities. 4-H Club Leaders are adult volunteers (age 20 or old) who have been carefully screened and interviewed by the local 4-H & Youth Educator.

Handicap Accessibility

We strive to accommodate special needs whenever possible.

Languages Spoken or Available

We strive to accommodate special needs whenever possible.

Speaker Available

Yes

Volunteer Use

Yes

Volunteer Need

Yes

Volunteer Description

The 4-H program relies on adult volunteer to organize and lead local clubs in directing projects and activities for 4-H members and families. We are always looking for engaged, enthusiastic adults (20 and older) to start new clubs or help with existing clubs. Adults interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer leader should contact 4-H & Youth Educator Jen McKinley at 724-774-3003 x 5 or jem67@psu.edu.

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