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Participate in the New Jersey 4-H Virtual Fair!
Join the FUN and show your PRIDE in the New Jersey 4-H VIRTUAL Fair! Categories for grades K-13 in every project area! 30 Divisions and more than 100 Classes to enter in the NJ 4-H VIRTUAL FAIR! Divisions include Animals, Family and Consumer Science, Horticulture, Creative Arts, STEM, Shooting Sports, Photography, 4-H Spirit, and more! Check out the Exhibitor’s Guide at: http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/virtual-fair/ Entries accepted until July 31. Spread the word!
Held Tuesday and Thursdays from 3-4:00pm weekly
July 28: Magic Fun (grades K–3)
July 30: Magic 101 (grades 4–8)
Special Interactive Teen Webinar
Wednesday, July 29, 11am–12noon
Teen Acting Workshop – improve your acting skills through voice and characterization (grades 7–13). You provide the monologue or scene and we’ll coach you to make it performance-ready.
August 4-H from Home Webinars now being planned.
NEW STEP Club Starting Soon
Registration is limited.
Finding My Arts Spark! STEP Arts Club
Come find your “Arts Spark” in this STEP Arts Club! In this club, youth in grades 4–8 will be introduced to a variety of arts activities, allowing them to discover their preferred forms of self- expression. Each session will cover a different art form ( acting, visual art, creative writing, etc.) and will actively engage youth in “hands on” artistic activities. Focus is on fun and putting imagination in action! Youth will have the opportunity to share their creations with each other. Sessions are limited to 25 youth, enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. Prior to the beginning of the club, registrants will receive information on any materials needed. Spark your imagination with “Finding My Arts Spark!” Grades 4 through 8 are welcome! Sessions will run on Mondays and Wednesday 3:00-4:00pm on August 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, and 19.
Have an idea for a Webinar or Virtual STEP Club and/or interested in hosting one.
The 4-H from Home Team is looking for 4-H volunteers/Club leaders, 4-H Teens, etc. who may be interested in teaching youth a specific topic. Contact the 4‑H From Home team at 4hFromHome@njaes.rutgers.edu to share your thoughts or volunteer.
NJSF/SCF&HS Best of the Best
Since we are all bummed about missing the fair, let’s have some fair fun anyway. Tell us your favorite things so we can find out what the ‘Best of the Best’ truely is Final Four style.
Email suggestions to Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org for each of the four categories (Food, Events, Attractions/Vendors, and Rides/Games). Or use the following link to do so Fair Best of the Best Suggestions .
4-H Boots from BOGS Footwear are now available
From now until the end of December 2020, BOGS will donate $5.00 to 4-H for every pair of 4-H boots purchased online from the BOGS website (https://bit.ly/2ZTSBXU). These funds will be used to support the growth of 4-H education programs in animal and agricultural sciences across the country. The number of boots purchased to benefit the New Jersey 4-H Program will be determined based on the shipping address of each order.
Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders
As the national, non-profit partner to Extension’s 4-H program, National 4-H Council created and launched the FOURWARD Fund, a cause marketing program, in an effort to raise money to support 4-H positive youth development programming during the COVID-19 pandemic. National 4-H Council set a goal of raising funds for use nationally and locally.
As we continue in this time of uncertainty, the New Jersey 4-H Program is committed to reaching youth, both current members as well as new and underserved audiences. We will continue our work to ensure young people and communities have the resources to stay connected and engaged in 4-H positive youth development opportunities. Please consider supporting 4-H.
Visit the FOURWARD Fund donation page to make a donation:
4-H.org/StateFOURWARD Thank you for your support!
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
Some scheduled for next week are:
– Tuesday July 21- 12:00pm Cooking Class: Blueberry Icebox Pie
– Wednesday July 22- 1:00pm Fall Vegetable Garden Bounty ($25)
– Wednesday July 22- 2:00pm Easy Changes, Make Healthy Eating a Habit (Wellness Wednesdays with FCHS)
– Thursday July 23- 7:30pm RU Ready 2 Garden Webcast
– Friday July 24- 11:00am Cooking Class: Broccoli Fritters
Most are free, but pre-registration may be required