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4-H Vocational and Recreational Programs


4-H Photography Group – Grades 4th-12th meet at picturesque Smith-Perry Berries Farm in Ooltewah (the address is 9626 Ooltewah Georgetown Road) one Saturday morning each month at 10-11:30 a.m. to learn about photography and have fun taking photos! The group uses 4-H photography curriculum and is led by a professional photographer. The next meeting is Saturday, November 20. Bring a camera – any type of camera is fine (phones, ipads, etc. included). There is no charge to participate. For more information call the Extension office (423-209-8560) or email HamiltonCounty4H@tennessee.edu


4-H FTC Robotics Club – Youth ages 12-18 design, build, and program a robot for competitions. The team meets each Thursday evening, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (additional meetings may be required when a competition is upcoming), during the school year. For more information, email hamiltoncounty4H@tennessee.edu or contact the Extension office (423-855-6113).


On My Own

On My Own is a fun and engaging financial education simulation for junior and senior high youth. Students imagine that they are adults with the responsibility of being the major income provider for a household that may include a spouse and/or children. Using a hypothetical occupation and income, participants work through a month of household purchases including housing, utilities, transportation, insurance, food, childcare, clothing, entertainment, and unexpected expenses.

Contact the Extension office (423-855-6113) to schedule On My Own for your school or youth group or to find out about the next time this program will be offered.


4-H Next Chapter – Youth in 8th-12th grade learn about college and career opportunities through this program. Next Chapter inspires youth to choose to continue their education after high school through whatever path best suits their career aspirations. For more information, contact the Extension office (423-855-6113).