4-H Sustainable Communities Project

The 4-H Sustainable Communities Project engages young people in Springfield to provide educational enrichment and promote life skills development. Massachusetts 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Adventures supports after-school at the South End Community Center, the New North Citizens’ Council, and the Dunbar YMCA, and 4-H Educators work closely with the UMass Student Bridges to organize specific themes and hands-on activities. Youth activities focus on topics like polymers, static electricity, chemical reactions, weather, building materials and rocketry.

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Program Participation: 

Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

August 1, 1998

Partner(s): 

Dunbar Community Center
Springfield, MA 01109
United States
New North Citizens Council
Springfield, MA 01107
United States
South End Community Center
Springfield, MA 01105
United States

Program Director: 

Karen Barshefsky

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Karen Barshefsky

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture/UMass Extension

Assessment Mechanism: 

No