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About YA4-H! Afterschool

YA4-H! stands for Youth Advocates for Health. It is a 4-H program designed by university faculty to teach youth the basics of nutrition and physical fitness in an effort to empower them to make healthy choices.  The Skamania County WSU Extension 4-H program received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to offer this health and wellness focused program to students in Skamania County. This has resulted in a partnership between WSU Extension 4-H and the Stevenson Carson School District to offer FREE after school programming. To increase the impact of the program, we utilize a teen teaching model. Local teens have been recruited and trained to deliver this program with the support and supervision of the 4-H Program Coordinator. More information about the program can be found below.


This 5-week program takes place on early release Wednesdays beginning May 1st, 2019 and ending May 29th, 2019. Start time will be approximately 1:30pm and pick up time will be 3:00pm. Participants will work through interactive nutrition activities, food preparation, active games, and reading skills.


Students in K-2 can register for the YA4-H! program starting April 15th up until Friday, April 26th. A student is considered registered only after all required forms have been received by the WSU Extension 4-H Program Coordinator. Registration will be confirmed on a first come, first serve basis. A waitlist will be established and worked from in order should students not be available to participate at any point during the program. It is requested that participating students attend all 5 sessions.

To register:

Stop by the school office at either Stevenson Elementary and pick up a registration packet. Once completed, they can be submitted by email, dropped off at the school, or the WSU Extension office at the Hegewald Center.


This program is being offered at Stevenson Elementary. Immediately after school, participants will meet at the designated location for check in. The activities will take place in the school and on the play ground. The program will end at 3:00pm, and students will need to be picked up promptly in front of the school. Students may only be picked up by the parent/guardians on file with the school office. No bus transportation home will be available. We are seeking parent volunteers to help support the teen teachers.


We ask that all students who are registered for the program attend all 5 sessions. Please keep in mind that space is limited, and each week materials will be prepared and purchased for your student specifically. If your student cannot attend a session, we ask that you notify the 4-H Program Coordinator. If at any time you find your child will not be able to continue participating in the program, please let us know so that another child may have the opportunity.

Program Contact:

Somer Meade, 4-H Program Coordinator, 509-427-3932

Skamania County Washington State University Extension

710 SW Rock Creek Drive, PO Box 369, Stevenson, WA 98648