4-H Summer Fun With Cherokee County Schools

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Afterschool and summer vacation for families creates a problem for a lot of working families. Cherokee County Schools have some of the best afterschool and summer vacation time programs for their students. Cherokee County 4-H partners with the schools to provide programs to the students during their summer fun programs and some of the afterschool programs as well.

youth preparing foodThis summer Cherokee County 4-H provide the two different programs that were held at Murphy Elementary School with some fun activities for those youth participating in the programs from Pre-K through 8th grade.

boy chopping vegetables boy chopping vegetables boy stirring

fruit pizzaWe provided a program called 4-H Cooking 101 to the 21st Century Afterschool Program. The older youth were allowed to help with measuring, mixing, and even cutting items that were being cooked. Some of the favorite recipes were the fruit pizza, microwave fudge, and the pizza dipping sauce.

The other program we provided was to the Murphy Elementary Summer Program it is a Steps to Health program called CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health). This program was to get kids to think about what foods they ate as well as a combining exercise with fun games.

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We sent home recipes and nutrition information to the participants of the different programs. We look forward to seeing the students during the school year at their different schools participating in more 4-H curriculum.

children playing in a gym