Activities & Events

Albany County 4-H offers a wide variety of workshops and events that are available to all youth. Additional offerings are also listed under our links for Rural Youth Services and Primitive Pursuits. Descriptions, and links to additional information, follow.

4-H County-Wide Events

Public Presentations
This program is one of the most beneficial of all of the 4-H Programs. All 4-H members are encouraged to develop a demonstration or illustrated talk based on some practice, skill or knowledge learned, preferably through a 4-H project. Youth then give a presentation or demonstration in front of a team of judges who evaluate the young person and provide constructive criticism. Youth who graduate or “age out” of 4-H have commented that the Public Presentations Program is an experience that has helped them with successful job and college interviews.

Fashion Revue
This event is also open to all 4-H members in Albany County. Members make or buy an article of clothing that they alter, have it evaluated by a judge, and then model it at the Fashion Revue in front of a crowd of onlookers. At this event, members are selected to represent Albany County at the New York State Fair 4-H Fashion Revue. This is terrific experience for the young people as it builds their self-esteem and provides a framework for promoting positive youth development.

Achievement Night
This event is held to celebrate the completion of a job well done and to recognize 4-H members for their accomplishments during the year. Volunteers are also recognzed for their dedication and efforts on behalf of the 4-H Program.

Contact

Eileen DePaula
4-H Youth Development Program Educator II
emd32@cornell.edu
(518) 765-3500

Last updated January 5, 2015