As you know, for the past four months New Jersey 4-H, as part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been operating under the directive that all 4-H in-person events, classes, programs, club meetings, camps, and other group activities organized by or under the auspices of RCE – 4-H Youth Development are suspended through at least August 31, 2020.
While reported daily increases in new COVID-19 cases in our state are tracking lower today than several months ago, community transmission of the virus continues. Safety issues and the uncertainty of fall public schooling, all must be taken into account. In order to protect the health of our communities, Rutgers Cooperative Extension is aligning with the University’s plans to continue programming only in remote formats through the fall. This means all 4-H events, classes, programs, club meetings, camps, and other group activities organized by or under the auspices of Rutgers Cooperative Extension – 4-H Youth Development must be conducted remotely.
All of us had hoped to return to in-person programming soon. While we will continue to utilize remote formats this fall, it is clear that the 4-H community knows how to bring the spirit and values of 4-H into the virtual world. Our 4-H members, families, and volunteers are creative and dedicated to finding meaningful ways to connect to their clubs, communities, across the country, and even around the world.
4-H Clubs in Sussex County and are accepting new members for the 2020/2021 4-H project year. The link below features clubs that shared their information with the 4-H Office. For a complete list of clubs available in Sussex County 4-H please contact Dave Foord -Senior 4-H Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tanya Patire – Program Assistant (email@example.com).
* Please note that the location in which the clubs meet is for when clubs will have permission to meet in-person. Until that time is deemed safe by Rutgers and NJ 4-H policies, clubs will be meeting in a virtual format.
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