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4-H Youth Development

Archery lesson
Cloverbud graduates
4-Her and dog
The 4-H Clover

Effective June 8, 2020, the RCE of Morris County physical office will be reopening. Note: In person visitors will be required to where face coverings while in the building. If you have a home gardening question, please call 973.285.8305 or email Rutgers Master Gardener volunteers are responding to queries remotely and will get back to you and as of June 8, 2020 you may also drop off samples at the office.

Commercial Agriculture and Natural Resources and 4-H and Youth Development visitors please call or e-mail before coming to the office so we can ensure faculty and/or staff will be onsite to assist you. The faculty and staff will also continue to be available remotely to address questions through phone and e-mail.

The 4-H Youth Development Program 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:

  • To provide information, educational programs for youth in grades K-13 (one year out of high school)
  • To improve community partnerships and collaborations
  • To strengthen skills for adults working with youth through publications and training
  • To encourage responsibility, community awareness, and character development in youth