UMass Extension 4-H Sustainable Communities Project

The 4-H Sustainable Communities Project provides educational enrichment and promotes life skills development to young people in Springfield. Activities focus on topics like polymers, static electricity, chemical reactions, weather, and rocketry. After-school activities are supported at South End Community Center, the New North Citizens’ Council, and the Dunbar YMCA, often in collaboration with the UMass Amherst Student Bridges program. It is a program of the Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

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

Contact Email: 

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

College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment/UMass Extension

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

No