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

Program Start (and End Dates): 

August 1, 1998


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

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Karen Barshefsky

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College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture/UMass Extension

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