4-H afterschool experiences are offered during the time children and youth are out of school and their parents/guardians are in need of safe, healthy, caring, and enriching environments that offer expanded learning opportunities for their children. 4-H afterschool programs are designed on principles of youth development, address the interests of youth, and help develop their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional skills and abilities. Dawes County 4-H partners with the local after school programs every year.
Chadron Primary Clover Kid Clubs
4-H partners with Chadron Primary School and Just for Kids After School Program from October 2022 - May 2023. Clover Kid Club is a fun 4-H program focusing on hands-on learning while promoting healthy development mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally. 2nd Grade Clover Kid Club is offered the 1st Wednesday of every month, 4 – 5pm. 1st Grade Clover Kid Club is offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 4 – 5 pm. Kindergarten Clover Kid Club is offered the 3rd Wednesday of every month, 4 – 4:30 pm. Throughout the year, youth will learn and complete activities around cooking, problem solving, animals, engineering, and more!
Chadron Intermediate Cooking Club
4-H partners with Chadron Intermediate School and the Chadron Intermediate After School Program on Mondays during Session 2 & Session 3 clubs, 4 – 5 pm. The club will focus on nutrition, food preparation, and physical activity. Youth will get to be active with games and cook recipes. Session 3 Cooking Club will be offered starting November 14.
Crawford After School Programs
4-H partners with Crawford Public School and Crawford After School Program every Thursday from October 2022 – May 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Throughout the year, the sessions will be based around different topics. October & November – Cooking; December – Service Learning; January – STEM; February – Ag Literacy; March – Entrepreneurship; April – Gardening; and May – Wrap Up Fun.