4-H Learning Network

An eXtension Community of Practice (CoP) consists of individuals with an interest in learning as well as those interested in creating content in an online environment. As an eXtension CoP, the 4-H Learning Network” strategically supports learning for young people through an online learning environment. The 4-H Learning Network¬†approach works around four primary “themes” of Get Science, Be Healthy, Live Responsibly, and Serve Others. Accordingly, content is and will be provided in a variety of areas in science, healthy living, responsible living, and service in a very broad manner accommodating many topics. Our target audience is, as the land-grant university mission of extension puts forth, the youth population of which 4-H is a primary part. National 4-H Mission Mandates established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of science, healthy living, and citizenship are accommodated as are many other content areas originating from the land-grant system. Land-grant university faculty, Extension professionals in various discipline areas including 4-H Youth Development, other education and technical professionals, adult and youth leaders, and others collaboratively contribute to the youth serving domain creating content and support for multiple learning communities.