New Virtual After-School Club Offers Lessons in Sustainability for Youth Ages 9-12

Sep 8, 2020

New Virtual After-School Club Offers Lessons in Sustainability for Youth Ages 9-12

Sep 8, 2020

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) 4-H Program is offering a free, virtual, after-school club for youth ages 9-12. The club – Sustainable You! – will focus on sustainability issues, including land, water, energy, food, and air. Youth do not need to be a member of 4-H to join, and again, there is no cost for participating.

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A typical meeting will include:

  • An introduction to a sustainability topic with an ice breaker;
  • A discussion or video on the day's topic;
  • A demonstrated activity; 
  • Games and art; and
  • An activity that youth can do on their own.


The program consists of weekly meetings, which will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30. It runs for 11 weeks, from September 29ththrough December 8th. The virtual after-school club is part of the online educational programs being organized by UCCE Ventura County. Learn more here.

While there is no cost, registration is required. Attendance is limited to no more than 50 youth.

The program is organized by UCCE educators, in partnership with the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division and Ventura Water.

For more information, email Susana Bruzzone Miller.


The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is part of the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources division. UCCE advisors offer research-based information in support of agriculture and natural resources. We also offer community-based educational programs, such Master Gardener and 4-H.

4-H provides experiences that enable young people to learn by doing. Since 1914, 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving them a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

Through life-changing 4-H programs, nearly six million kids and teens across the US have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.

Photo by Guillaume de Germain for Unsplash.

By Rose Marie Hayden-Smith
Author - Emeritus - UCCE Advisor in Digital Communications in Food Systems & Extension Education; Editor, UC Food Observer; Food and Society Policy Fellow

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