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    Virginia Cooperative Extension helps people put scientific knowledge to work through learning experiences that improve economic, environmental, and social well-being. Educational programs are designed to enable families to better manage resources; help youth become self-directing, contributing and productive members of society; and improve the impact of urban horticulture on the environment. Program content is based on the research conducted at the state's two land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

    8033 Ashton Ave., Ste. 105
    Manassas, VA 20109
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    4-H Youth Development

    Prince William County 4-H Youth Development offers youth ages 5-18 opportunities to gain knowledge, leadership skills and community service experience through hands-on projects and activities. 4-H is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Cooperative Extension and by local government.

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    Agriculture and Natural Resources

    VCE Prince William continues to operate on an appointment only basis, as most VCE Staff and Master Gardener volunteers continue to work remotely. To make an appointment or bring a plant or insect sample, please contact Christina Hastings at [email protected]

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    Financial Education

    With access to financial coaching, free tax preparation, small business workshops, and more, the Financial Empowerment Center is here to help you with your finances when you need it most.

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    Parent Education

    Offered in English and Spanish, all Parent Education Program classes are being held virtually. Learn how to effectively parent a young child, a school age child, teenager, anger management techniques and more.

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    SNAP Education

    The Virginia Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education Program provides educational experiences to SNAP Eligible residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park that help those families and individuals understand how to best manage their food resources, maintain personal health and reduce food related risks.

Parent Education Classes

Parenting classes offer you an opportunity to discuss practical, realistic approaches to the challenges of parenting. In a group with parents who share similar concerns, you are supported and encouraged in your efforts to parent effectively.
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Saturday in the Garden 2021 Schedule

Free horticulture classes take learning out of the classroom and into the garden! See all of our best practices in action with class at the Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, 20136. Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers and Staff. All programs are free and run from 9:00 am-Noon. Classes are held outdoors, please dress for the weather.
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Stretching Your Food Dollars

Learn the basics of nutrition and meal preparation including meal planning and recipe ideas. Know how to eat well within your food budget and make your money and food stamps go further. This free program is offered to SNAP Eligible residents of Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park by trained staff. Classes are conducted in English and Spanish in small group sessions.​
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