Maira Patino’s life was changed by her first experience with outdoor recreation – a hiking trip to Colorado when she was 14 years old. “I went as part of a youth outreach program in a small suburb by Chicago right before my freshman year of high school and honestly didn’t know what hiking was until […]
When Bridget Trogden and her husband sent their son, Jacob, to camp last month, she was understandably nervous about sending her 12-year old to an overnight program. The week-long residential Adventure Camp, hosted by the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI), focused on outdoor activities and offered participants opportunities to build life skills including independence, […]
Barry Garst was destined to spend his life helping youth.
FLORENCE – Clemson researchers are working with the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation to revive heirloom grains in South Carolina and renewal of the university’s Small Grains Breeding and Genetics Program is one asset researchers believe will assist in this effort. Rick Boyles, a research scientist at the Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center […]
Youth around the state are gearing up for the 2018 South Carolina 4-H Engineering Challenge. The Engineering Challenge is part of the 4-H Science on the Move initiative, a partnership between South Carolina 4-H and the S.C. Coalition for Mathematics and Science. It gives students ages 9 to 19 an opportunity to show off their skills while competing for individual and team honors in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) challenges.
DeAvin Rencher is a fixture at Uptown Barbers in Central. But he's not a customer or barber. He's a special education major at Clemson University and Call Me MISTER student who works with kids through the Razor Readers program.
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.
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 statewide 4-H Engineering Challenge utilizes students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in several fun and engaging competitions that promote teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and learning. Students from across South Carolina won competitions in robotics, bridge building, rocketry and more.
More than 200 4-H members, volunteers and instructors visited the state capitol recently to show state leaders the impact 4-H has on South Carolina youth.
Dr. Edmond P. Bowers, assistant professor of youth development leadership at Clemson University, recently served on a conference panel that unveiled a new rating tool designed to help parents select media for children. The panel discussion, “Can Media Teach Character Strengths and Life Skills?,” took place at the SXSWedu® Conference on March 9 in Austin, […]
Eight South Carolina teenagers from across the state earned trips to the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta for their work doing community service, participating in 4-H learning projects and mentoring younger 4-H members. While there, the group participated in community service efforts and educational workshops, and one member played music during the event's dinner gala.
Saluda resident and South Carolina 4-H member Devin Hipp earned the Joe Yeager Spirit of the Invitational award at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in West Virginia this summer. The award recognizes an outstanding 4-H contestant who takes initiative, shows enthusiasm and leads in academic and social situations.
Some North Charleston children are experiencing nature as never before this week thanks to a new 4-H camp funded by the Disney Conservation Fund. The Charleston Natural Resources Camp will expose 25 North Charleston youth to forestry, water toxicology and wildlife.
About 250 children from across South Carolina built robotic cars, weight-bearing bridges, energy-efficient model homes and rockets as part of the 4-H Engineering Challenge sponsored by EnlightenSC. Participation nearly tripled from prior years in the statewide event that engages young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).