4-H Program Curriculum for the Classroom


The Cumberland 4-H Program has several 4-H School Enrichment Programs available to offer your school. These hands-on educational programs, which are 45-60 minutes in length, are conducted in individual classrooms or in an auditorium-type room.

Design It! Afterschool STEM Program -
Enrollment is now open for this full-year program that includes six engineering projects. Each of the six projects lasts approximately one month, with youth (ages 8-12) meeting in their "Junior Engineer" club once a week for the duration of the program. Selected Design It! projects for 2012-2013 include – Balls and Tracks, Gliders, Paper Bridges, Rubber Band-Powered Cars, Straw Rockets, and Trebuchets. Youth work in teams to design their project, test it, and make adjustments – repeating the process as they try to optimize their design.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development and the New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC), The Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities, are proud to offer Design It!, an engaging, inquiry based, and fun STEM program designed specifically for afterschool. This comprehensive and high-quality program was developed by the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Boston and the National Partnerships for After School Science (NPASS2) through the support of the National Science Foundation.

Cumberland County4-H Programs for Schools
The Cumberland 4-H Program offers several interactive school programs geared to meet the needs and interests of elementary school children. These school enrichment programs address New Jersey Core Content Standards and are offered free-of-charge. They cover the following subject matter areas: Insects, Engineering, Geology, Science, Character Education and more.