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Weld County 4-H Outreach
Youth Development Programs

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

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. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

4-H Extension provides free to low-cost community outreach and leadership programs in agriculture, food and health, and environmental science. These customizable programs are available to schools, organizations, and other groups serving youth of Weld County.

We strive to reach Weld County youth from ages 5 to 18 and provide fun, engaging, and educational learning opportunities focused on 4-H values and development outside of the traditional club based setting.

If you have any questions about our outreach programs, please contact Kim Sterkel at (970)400-2079 or ksterkel@co.weld.co.us.

In School Programming

Would you like your students to gain hands-on experience corresponding with state standards alongside what they are learning in your classroom? Request a program to encourage learning through hands-on activities.

After School Programming

Do you have a handful of students who are interested in Math and Science? Or do you have students who struggle to engage with what is being taught in the classroom? The 4-H After School program offers a variety of hands-on activities designed to engage students and increase learning.

Summer Programming

Is your school/community center looking for programming over the summer? Request a program and we can create a customized summer plan for your needs.

Youth Enrichment at a Community Center

If your local library, housing center, or other youth facility is in need of quality youth engagement, 4-H Youth Development programming is the right fit to deliver educational and hands-on activities to the youth in the community!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a program cost?
The cost for programming is dependent on the number of youth and the type of program that is delivered. Costs may cover materials and supplies for hands-on learning, such as crafting materials, embryology incubators, gardening supplies, etc. Costs will be discussed and agreed upon before programming starts.
Who facilitates the programs?
All programs are overseen by Weld County Extension staff. Facilitators may include Extension staff or trained volunteers. All volunteers are required to undergo a background check prior to working with youth.
Where does the curriculum come from?
Weld County Extension has unique access to materials and expertise from this land-grant university regarding the mental, physical, social and emotional development of young people, and works to connect those resources to youth in our community. Each program is designed with Colorado Academic Standards in mind and focuses on incorporating a wide range of learning styles and teaching techniques.
How can I get involved?

We are always seeking energetic, organized, and flexible volunteers for our various outreach programs. All volunteers are required to fill out an application, do online training and undergo a background check prior to working with youth. To get started, please download the instructions on How To Become Involved.

Contact Elisabeth Krueger at (970)400-2086 or ekrueger@weldgov.com for more information and opportunities.