Hanukkah Begins Dec 10.

Don’t Forget to ReEnroll in 4-H Online for this Project Year!

3 Weeks left to register to consider a member in good standing for this project year.

Deadline to register is January 1!

Please follow these directions to re-enroll for the new 4-H program year.
To begin, go to http://v2.4honline.com

You should be able to login with your current information (username: email and password.) If you’ve forgotten your password, click the Reset Password link to have a temporary password sent to your email address.

And just a reminder that 4-H Online has a new look and includes new features that we hope improve your 4-H experience.

For instructions go to: https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Ssx_4HMmbrRnrlmnt_9-29-20-1.pdf

New STEP available open to all, 4-H members and Non-4-H Members.

NJ 4-H Food Security Seminar Series

Register here for one or all sessions.
December 7: Policy, governance, and Food Security
December 14: Infectious Diseases and Food Security

Financial Literacy for Teens

💲 4-H and TD Bank💲 are proud to announce a night of Financial Literacy for Teens, featuring our Smart Cents curriculum – sure to give the teen audience renewed clarity and confidence about money matters so they can make informed decisions as they head into adulthood in the future.

Plus, ALL pre-registered workshop participants will receive a prize sent to them in the mail.

So, register HERE by 12/9 for December 11 at 7:00 -7:45 pm: Financial Literacy for Teens Workshop and spread the word while you’re at it! Teens from far and wide are invited to this attend this truly enlightening event so go ahead and invite friends, classmates, neighbors, and even siblings.

State 4-H Bridge Club

Next Meeting December 10

Youth in 4th grade & above are invited to join the Virtual 4-H Bridge Club. Club members will participate in group activities; learn about time management and organizational skills; explore nutrition, health and wellness; have the opportunity to meet kids from other counties; and more. Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Register today at: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/…/SV_4VNLUBdiCHKVb2l
Enrollment is open even after club begins.

MORE 4-H STEP Clubs coming in January

NJ 4-H Food Security Seminar Series

New Jersey 4-H is recruiting a team to participate in the World Food Prize Research Project. Youth members will work with a team to develop individual research projects addressing global food security issues. Participants will meet once a week with mentors and peers to prepare their research projects. Projects will be presented at the Rutgers University Youth Institute Summit on March 5. During this day-long program, students get to learn about critical global issues, network with local leaders, engage in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to become effective change agents in their own communities, conscientious global citizens, and tomorrow’s scientific humanitarian leaders. Sessions will run on Mondays, 7:00–8:00 pm starting January 4–February 1.

NJ 4-H Global Food Security Collation registration link

Career Detectives STEP Club: Clean Energy

Are you a youth member in grades 7–13 who is interested in learning about a future career in clean energy? If so, the Career Detectives S.T.E.P club is for you! Join us for a fun and informative mini-series to learn about how you can accomplish your dream of working in the field of clean energy. Guest speakers from Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Stockton University, and the New Jersey Clean Energy Program are excited to connect with you. They will teach you about their careers and provide information about undergraduate degrees. We will be hosting fun trivia throughout the experience as well. Sessions will run January 25–27, 2021 from 7:00–8:30 pm.
Career Detectives STEP Club: Clean Energy registration link

My Body and Me (4‑H SPIN Club)

We invite 4‑H junior members (grades 4–6) to join us as we explore the human body. The human body is filled with unique systems and interesting organs that we could simply not live without! Each night, we will cover a specific system of the body and discuss the importance of that system. We will learn about ways to maintain a healthy body while doing interactive and engaging activities along the way. Youth will also have a chance to practice their presentation skills as they will work on a Career Research Assignment throughout the course and present their career at the end of the course. Sessions will run for seven Mondays at 7 pm (Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8, Feb 15, Feb 22, Mar 1, and Mar 8).
My Body and Me registration link

DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2020 (3:00PM-4:00PM)


Put on your lab coats and get ready for some do-it-yourself science! Join us on December 8th from 3 to 4pm on Zoom where we’ll be exploring the wild world of hands-on science. In this fully interactive event, we’ll show you how to make your own groovy lava lamp, master the weather in your own home, and create mystifying magic paper towel art.

This event is open to all youth (you do not need to be a 4-H member to participate!) in grades 1-4. So register below and invite your non-4-H friends to have some fun and learn a little something along the way. All participants will be emailed the necessary resources prior to the event.


Celebrate the Holidays with Our Jolly Gingerbread Challenge! 🍪🎄From now until December 16th, we want you to send us your best gingerbread creations. Open to the public in grades K-13 (one year out of high school), this is the perfect opportunity to have some fun and get creative with your family and friends.

All entries can be sent to 4histops@gmail.com and must include an image of your creation, your name, and the grade you’re in.

On December 18th, we’ll open voting up to the public so you can decide who made the best gingerbread creation! For a full list of rules, dates, and instructions, check out the event below.

Jolly Gingerbread Challenge — Somerset County 4-H (4histops.org)



Join Somerset County 4-H this holiday season for an hour of Christmas Crafts for you and your family to enjoy! Open to the public in grades 1-4, register to find out how you can create your own holiday cheer this season. An email including all necessary supplies will be emailed to all registrants.

Register Here

Who: All 4-H Horse Members Grades 4—13 and County CoacheS
What: Winter Break Virtual 4-H Horse Camp
Where: Your Own Computer– Zoom Links will be sent to those who register a few days prior to the event.
Why: To help prepare 4-H Horse project members for several of the State 4-H Horse Project events coming in 2021.
When: December 28-30 from 6:45pm-9pm each night

State 4-H Horse Club Leaders and State Round-Up Coaches will present information about the Virtual Model Horse Show, Virtual Equine Art Show, Virtual Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, and Hippology contests.

Please email the registration form to nj4hhorse@gmail.com by December 15th. For more information, please contact Carol Ward at Ward@njaes.rutgers.edu or Emily Vail at nj4hhorse@gmail.com

Save the Date

2021 New Jersey State 4-H Model Horse Show

photo of model horse

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021
OPEN TO: 4-H members in good standing. Juniors are in 4th to 7th grade. Seniors are in 8th to 13th grade as of September 2020. *This is different than other State 4-H Equine Events.
WHERE: Virtually, using the SmugMug platform. Results will be posted as they are available throughout the day.
START TIME: Photos must be uploaded by 10 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2021. Judging will start around 9 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021.

QUESTIONS: Contact Lillian Shupe by e-mail lrshupe@frontiernet.net or call/text (908) 892-3255 or Carol Ward by  e-mail ward@njaes.rutgers.edu or call (908) 526-6644.

ENTRIES: Due Jan. 13, 2021, Eligibility will be verified with your County 4-H office. Only registered 4-H members are eligible for this state 4-H contest. Once the entry has been received with payment, the entrant will get login information to upload photos. Y

CLASS LIMITS: Performance Classes: 2 entries per exhibitor; Halter Classes: 3 entries per exhibitor unless noted on the class list.

For more information and the show packet click here.

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Check out the Rutgers NJAES Online Calendar to see all of the classes and seminars that are available.
NEW Classes are added daily

Rutgers NJAES Calendar: All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for next week are:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 12:00 pm Real Recipes: Spaghetti Squash
Friday, December 11, 2020, 11:00 am Family Favorites: Chocolate Hummus

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 12:00 pm Real Recipes: Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
Friday, December 18, 2020, 11:00 am Family Favorites: Healthy Holiday-Themed Snacks

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