What is Cumberland County 4-H

The 4-H Youth Development Program, is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 4-H uses a learn-by-doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to become competent, caring and contributing citizens of the world. This is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of caring adults.

The goals of the 4-H Youth Development Program are to:

  • Provide informal, educational programs for youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school)
  • Encourage responsibility, community awareness and character development in youth
  • Strengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training
  • Improve community partnerships and collaborations

For more information please read our "Essential Elements" for Young People flyer or 4-H is for You


Julie Karavan, County 4-H Agent
856-451-2800 ext. 3

Cyndy Hetzell, Horse and Animal Program

Cheryl McCormick, Cloverbud Program

Donna Griebau, School Enrichment

Mary Ann Maslanik and Nancy Spinelli 4-H Secretaries