The weeklong 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference brought 30 high school sophomores and juniors from across South Carolina to Clemson’s campus to participate in numerous activities designed to promote teamwork, leadership and citizenship. Each participant leaves the conference with a “Vision Board,” a plan to have a positive impact on their communities.
Several South Carolina high school students have earned scholarships and trips to Atlanta and Washington D.C. for their hard work in South Carolina 4-H, which recognized members and volunteers at the 55th annual 4-H State Congress held at Clemson University.
South Carolina 4-H has a new project that’s sure to get a lot of buzz for a long time. The South Carolina 4-H Pollinator Program began this year and is already a hit. A total of 61 participants from 17 counties are registered for the project. One component of the program, the Honey Bee Project, is gaining a lot of attention.
A South Carolina 4-H Club that helped at-risk youth in Hartsville live healthier earned the Student Club and Organization Service Project of the Year from the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics.
More South Carolina youth are turning to 4-H to stoke their interests in science, new data show. Participation increased 12 percent last year in South Carolina 4-H, the youth-development arm of Clemson University Cooperative Extension.
Clemson University has received a $5,000 environmental stewardship grant from the Dominion Foundation to support a new Junior Naturalist program developed by South Carolina 4-H.
More than 250 4-Hers, their family members and Clemson Cooperative Extension agents gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse to share the impact the youth development organization has on their lives. While surrounded by a crowd adorned in 4-H green jackets and four-leaf clovers, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted to recognize March 14 as 4-H Day at the Capitol.
Just a few months after voting for the first time, Colleton County 18-year-old Geneffer Sweatman also witnessed her first presidential inauguration. She was among eight South Carolina youth to travel to Washington, D.C., last week to witness the historic event.
South Carolina students interested in science and technology will have an opportunity this spring to showcase what they have learned in the classroom. The fifth annual S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge, sponsored by EnlightenSC, offers students ages 9-19 a chance to participate in a multichallenge competition March 25 at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Organizers of the competition created the event to spur students’ interest in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. Registration is required and open through March 1.
A group of children at the Freetown Community Center are learning about healthy eating, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by growing a vegetable garden with the help of Patricia Whitener, a Clemson Extension Service 4-H agent in Greenville County.
Youth across South Carolina are invited by 4-H to join approximately 100,000 of their peers worldwide in Drone Discovery month.
South Carolina youth participate in cooking camps, hosted by Clemson University 4-H and the Greenville Health Systems.
More than 100 young people from across South Carolina, along with county agents and advisors, gathered at Clemson University Friday night for the Clover Awards Banquet, a culmination of the 54th Annual 4-H Congress.
The widow of Sen. Clementa Pinckney challenged a group of South Carolina 4-H students on campus to return home and strive to improve their communities as her late husband did. "Go back home and be the mentor, be the role model, and be the next Clementa C. Pinckney," Jennifer Pinckney said at the conclusion of the inaugural 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference at Clemson University.
Clemson Cooperative Extension agents with expertise in horticulture and 4-H Youth Development will be featured presenters at the American Horticultural Society’s National Children & Youth Garden Symposium July 13-16 in Columbia.