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Learn how you can incorporate 4-H curriculum into your lesson planning. 4-H In-School & Afterschool enrichment creates opportunities for youth to develop life skills. 4-H In-School & 4-H afterschool enrichment offers "learning by doing" curricula that covers an array of topics from leadership development and citizenship to aerospace and computers. There is a resource of ready-to-use programming for youth in the following 4-H curriculum areas:


  • Animal Science
  • Careers & Economic Education
  • Citizenship
  • Communications & Expressive Arts
  • Family Sciences
  • Foods, Nutrition, & Health
  • Leadership
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Education: Plants, soil & entomology
  • Science, engineering & technology

For more information on school enrichment curriculum, contact the Prince William 4-H office at 703-792-6286.


The "Beginning of Life" 4-H project is a county-wide educational initiative designed to help youth obtain a better understanding of life and embryonic development. 4-H educational materials guide students through each step of the hatching process from preparing the eggs for incubation to building a brooder for the newly hatched chicks. These educational materials address Standards of Learning (SOLs) for math, science, English, life science, and computer technology. 4-H will provide fertilized eggs, guide you through training, support you during the hatch, and then collect the chicks to be sent to a local farm. Please click here for the 2024 Embryology Program Flyer.

This year's hatch will begin March 13, 2024. You must register online no later than January 31st to reserve eggs. Please complete both the Online Registration Form and then the 2024 Group Enrollment Form. Training classes will be announced soon.  Please address any questions to DeeAnn Strand at [email protected].


Click here for the Safe at Home, Safe Alone program flyer.

This 4-H youth development program is a county-wide educational opportunity designed to teach children how to stay home alone safely. Curriculum includes a 100-page youth workbook complete with character role-plays, activities, and interactive exercises to engage both youth and parents on how to prepare for emergencies and more!

Topics covered in the Safe at Home:

  • Preparing to stay home alone
  • Creating family rules
  • Computer/Internet safety
  • Answering the telephone/door
  • Handling emergencies/disaster preparedness
  • Stranger Safety

This program is currently taught in all 4th grade classrooms of the Prince William County and City of Manassas school systems. We train volunteers to teach this program and provide all materials needed to administer the program. Contact the Safe at Home: Safe Alone Program Coordinator, Pam Hardin, at 703-792-4761, or e-mail at [email protected] if you would like to have this program administered in your school or community youth organization.

Click here to access the Safe at Home, Safe Alone Youth Curriculum

Click here to access the Safe at Home, Safe Alone Parent Guide

Click here to access the Safe at Home, Safe Alone Parent Guide in Spanish

Click here to access the Safe at Home, Safe Alone Leader Guide


Prince William 4-H offers tree seedlings to youth educators (4-H Clubs, schools, libraries, etc.) throughout the Greater Prince William area for planting projects in the community each spring. Tree seedlings varieties are different each year. Tree seedlings are ordered based on pre-reservations. This program is timely for Earth Day celebrations and events.


4-H Virginia Cooperative Extension
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
703-792-6286 [email protected]

Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.

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