In School and After School
King County 4-H proudly partners with teachers, afterschool programs, summer camps, and other out-of-school time programs to deliver hands-on, experiential education activities. We provide professional development training, lead direct programming for special events such as family nights and virtual field trips, in addition to loaning kits, curriculum, and materials to educational partners. Our resources focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and creative arts.
WSU Food $ense is funded by a federal grant from the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Schools that provide free and reduced meals to at least fifty percent of their students qualify for Food $ense programming. In King County, we currently work with schools in the Auburn, Highline, and Kent school districts.
Strong community partnerships allow nutrition education to be delivered in non-school settings as well. Practical information is provided for adults wanting to eat healthier and stretch their food dollar. WSU Extension Food $ense staff work with food banks, low income housing sites, and farmers markets in King County by providing practical, hands on information about healthy food choices and how to make the most of foods on hand.