Youth & 4-H


CCEDC Youth Development Programs empower young people to reach their full potential. Our programs enable youth to emerge as leaders through hands-on experiential learning, research-based 4-H youth programs, and adult mentorship, in order to give back to their local communities.

We are pleased to be able to offer youth programming though three of our four program areas, as follows:

4-H Youth Development
  • 4-H Club Program
  • 4-H Teen Ambassador Program
  • Green Teen Community Gardening Program
  • Ag in the Classroom Program
Environment & Energy
  • No Child Left Inside (NCLI)
Family & Consumer Education
  • Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY)
  • Nutrition & Fitness Youth Programs

Thank you for your interest in CCEDC Youth Development programming.


4-H Program Advisory Meeting

September 10, 2014 at 7:00PM

Creating Your Path to College

September 15, 2014 at 6:30PM

Getting ready for college? Overwhelmed? Join us for an informational session on preparing for college and beyond. » Read More

Country BBQ & Square Dance at CCE Dutchess County!

September 20, 2014 at 6:00PM

Are you ready to kick up your heels and eat some great food? Join us for a fun filled evening BBQ & Square Dance hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. » Read More


CCE Dutchess 4-H and County Fair Article on WAMC (Northeast Pulic Radio)

August 2014

On Sunday, August 17th, WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) released a news article show-casing the Dutchess County Fair, and CCE Dutchess' 4-H program. The fair starts tomorrow - Tuesday, August 19th - and will go until Sunday the 24th. The link to the article (with an audio) can be found on "'s website here » Read More

Country BBQ & Square Dance at CCE Dutchess County!

August 2014

CCEDC is hosting a Country BBQ and Square Dance on September 20, 2014 to help raise funds to support CCEDC quality, local educational programs. » Read More

Press Release - County's Agency Partner Grant Program

July 2014

Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County has been awarded a portion of $705,200 through Dutchess County's Agency Partner Grant Program. The funding was awarded to non-profit agencies for outcome-based programs in areas of identified need. » Read More