1335 Macopin Road
West Milford, New Jersey 07480
Contact: Celeste Hampton
Telephone: (973) 6975044
The West Milford 4H Velveteens of Passaic County are a service minded agricultural group of children which is part of the Passaic County 4H Youth Development program. We use a learnbydoing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. The goals of the 4H Youth Development Program are to:
Provide informal, educational programs for youth in grades K13 (one year out of high school). Encourage responsibility, community awareness and character development in youth. Increase Knowledge and Strengthen skills in adults working with youth through training, resources and support materials. Improve community partnerships and collaborations.
Passaic County 4H is a youth development program serving youth throughout Passaic County. We are one of the many programs offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension. 4H is one of the largest youth development organizations in the U.S. and we offer youth opportunities to explore the areas of science, engineering, technology, agriculture and healthy living.
4H youth above 3rd grade are required to contribute to at least one community service project a year to remain in good standing. In West Milford, these projects have included building a free organic seed bank available to all West Milford residents at the library, partnering with the Friends of Wallisch Homestead and The American Chestnut Foundation to build one of only 5 sites in NJ for the rare American Chestnut Tree at the Wallisch Homestead, creating an art project called “Critter Against Litter” Campaign to help promote Township Cleanup on Earth Day, growing flowers for many nonprofits including the gazebo at Bubbling Springs, The West Milford Recreation Dept. THe DPW, The VFW, assisting with Autumn Lights Clean up, and more.