Baltimore City 4-H Programs

The Baltimore City 4-H Youth Development Program provides a supportive setting for all youth to reach their fullest potential. Youth learn beneficial cognitive and life skills through community-focused, research-based, experiential educational programs. The following are Baltimore City 4-H Programs, Special Events, and Workshops that are available.


Clovers – ages 5-7

§  Hands-on learning experience

§  Explore topics like communication, healthy lifestyles, expressive arts, personal

development, science

§  Develops competencies in life skills, gain knowledge through experiential learning, develop positive attitudes, appreciation for cultural diversity

Adventure in Science – ages 8-13

§  Hands-on science experiments and activities presented by adult volunteers

§  Promotes science, math and technology

§  Topics include chemistry, biology, health, astronomy, geology, computers

Public Speaking – ages 8-18

§  Develop effective verbal and written skills

§  Promote 4-H programs through marketing and outreach activities

§  Participant in community and city-wide public speaking opportunities

§  Compete in the Maryland 4-H Communication Contests

Technology - ages 5-18

§  Promote Technology into 4-H programs

§  Develop and maintain 4-H Technology Team web site

§  Teach and encourage use of computers and the Internet

Entrepreneurship – ages 8-18

§  Develop business-related skills

§  Explore career opportunities

§  Create a business (optional)

Fashion Revue

§  Educational activity that allows youth to develop life skills in decision making, leadership, communications, acquiring information, creative thinking, self-confidence, and responsibility

§  Categories include: active Sportswear, Costumes, Creative Choice, Formal Wear, Outer Wear, Regular Wear, Separates, Best Buy, Second Time Around, and Buy, Create Recycle

Summer Nutrition – 6-18

§  Five week educational program for camps of schools, recreation centers, faith based organizations

§  Provides curriculum material and food items to prepare a tasting recipe

§  Teaches the food guide pyramid and the importance of eating a variety of foods, identifies food choices that contribute to growth, health and fitness, incorporates nutrition and physical activity

Environmental Science – ages 5-18

§  Develop skills in plant and animal sciences

§  Establish and maintain community gardens/beautification projects

§  Develop water quality and recycling projects

Service Learning – ages 12-18

§  Develop civic and social skills and responsibilities

§  Earn service learning hours

§  Develop and implement service learning projects

Photography – ages 8-18

§  Develop photography skills

§  Develop expressive arts projects

Teen Corps – ages 12-18

§  Develop leadership skills

§  Identify resources and provide training opportunities for 4-H programs

§  Plan and implement city-wide events




Volunteer Training

Food Preservation

Leadership Development

Community Gardening

University of Maryland Extension

6615 Reisterstown Road, Suite 301

Baltimore, Maryland 21215

Ph: (410) 856-1850

Revised 08/15

“The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Access Programs”

“La Universidad de Maryland es una institución con Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo y con Igualdad de Acceso a Programas.”