4-H is a place where youth are given many opportunities to build confidence, learn responsibility, and develop skills that will last them a lifetime. It’s a place where youth make friends and share interests, ranging from building robots to raising rabbits , from designing gardens to protecting the environment. It’s a place where youth work together to make a positive difference in their community, and adult volunteers make a powerful difference in the lives of young people.  4-H fosters an innovative, “learn by doing”.

Youth on Oahu are involved in the 4-H youth development in various ways – through traditional 4-H clubs, SPIN (Special interest), Garden Center, and through school enrichment programs.  If you are interested in participating your child in a 4-H club or program, volunteering as a club or resource leader, or having a 4-H club or program at your school/organization/agency, please fill out the Oahu County 4-H Interest Form.  Complete the interest form and either scan or take a picture of it and send it to chanakaw@hawaii.edu.

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1st Giant Pumpkin Contest

Final Sign-up Deadline:  Wednesday, May 19th!

2nd Hawaii State Virtual Cooking Contest

Cooking Contest Flyer for 2021The Hawaii 4-H program is once again looking for youth in grades 5-12 to participate in a Virtual Cooking Challenge in the state. Youth do not need to be a current 4-H member to enter the contest.

The goal is for youth to create a video featuring a local commodity (plant or animal) that demonstrates the successful completion of a healthful recipe. Entrants will participate in a county-level competition and county winners will be selected to compete in a state competition. The state round of the contest will feature the youth showcasing their food photography skills.

As part of the challenge youth will learn food safety, kitchen skills, nutrition facts, and presentation skills. The contest is supported with resources from the Hawai‘i State 4-H Program and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Extension GET Local program.

The Video Cooking Contest will be accepting submissions in early May 2021 but youth will need to be registered for the challenge in order to participate in the contest and receive updates. To register, youth can visit the 4-H registration page at:  http://go.hawaii.edu/AD6 or contact Nancy Ooki, Hawai‘i State 4-H Program Coordinator at ooki@hawaii.edu. Deadline to register is May 12, 2021.

Awards for the contest will be provided by support from the Hoag Hospital Foundation.


Submission Deadline – May 24th

For more information about the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, see https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/site.

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