Adulting can be hard, but Purdue Extension and Indiana 4-H are here to help! We are pleased to announce the Life Lessons Program for 2023. This program is open to youth currently in grades 9-12. This virtual, 8-week series of lessons will focus on topics that will have positive effects on youth as they grow … Continue reading Life Lessons – virtual series
4-H challenges youth to submit their best shot This latest photography challenge, sponsored by Minnesota 4-H, is open to youth across the Midwest. Youth are encouraged to use their photography skills and creativity to capture their best shot. Youth as young as kindergarten are welcome to join the challenge. This is a great first experience … Continue reading Multi-State 4-H Photography Contest
Stretch fabric donations are needed for an upcoming 4H Sewing Community Service Project. We will be making chemo caps for cancer patients and donating them to Friends of Phil Indiana Hope Center. We are looking for Jersey knit, Spandex, Stretch velvet, or anything soft and stretchy. Stretch fabric pieces need to be at least 28x23 … Continue reading Attention Sewing Enthusiasts
With January being the time for cleaning closets and organizing, we are asking you to donate Lego, Mega Bloc, or any interlocking brick which you don’t want to the Lego project. We will wash and bag them and give them to the members in the Lego project. Contact Cathy Williams at 219-242-3428 or Janet Sauerwein … Continue reading Do you have Legos you would like to donate?
The Show Pig Conference takes place live on February 12, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST. This online event will spotlight selection, nutrition, showmanship, and networking from several friends of the Indiana 4-H program. Those interested in attending can register and find out more at https://showpigconference.com/. *Please note there are options to upgrade the … Continue reading FREE Virtual Show Pig Conference!
How do we begin to make sense of what is going on in the world? There is a lot going on in the world. With so much information available to us sometimes it is difficult to know if what we are reading is based in fact, half-truths, propaganda, or opinion. Social media and the 24-hour … Continue reading Controversial Topics 4-H Spark Club
Due to the interest shown at the Porter County Fair, I will host an Autumn Photo Shoot for the first time. Since we don't know exactly when the fall colors will be at their best, I am setting the date for 9 am, October 23 at my house (3058 Sturdy Road, Valparaiso). Attached is a … Continue reading 4-H Autumn Photo Shoot
The thirteenth Porter County 4-H Photography Calendar will be available in November. You have the opportunity to support the Porter County 4-H program, recognize our outstanding 4-H photographers, and enjoy beautiful photographs throughout 2022 by purchasing one of our calendars for only $14. Calendar Order Forms can be mailed to Mrs. Hewlett, 3058 Sturdy Rd, … Continue reading 2022 Porter County 4-H “Gold Sticker” Calendars
Is your Gold sticker calendar entry still sitting on your kitchen countertop or dining room table? For a lot of families, life got too busy at the start of school, so I am extending the deadline for your photos. The deadline has been moved to Saturday, October 2nd. Please put your photo, entry form, and … Continue reading Gold Sticker Calendar Entry
Announcing a partnership between Indiana 4-H and Purdue Online! Starting now, any youth in grades 7-12 (and in any state!) can participate in the Advanced Electric Online course geared specifically to teach youth advanced electric skills in an interactive, virtual format. 4-H members in Level 5 Electric are also highly encouraged to enroll! This course … Continue reading Purdue Online Non-credit Course Opportunity for Youth