4-H Afterschool works in over half of Idaho counties. It has put 4-H tested educational materials into Idaho schools and community centers since 1990.
Youth in 4-H Afterschool can benefit from 4-H without joining a club. They learn life skills in a fun, hands-on way.
Parents know that their youth are in a constructive environment. The programs are run by staff and trained volunteers. Topics vary, but can include:
- science and technology
- visual, cultural and theater arts
- financial literacy
- food preparation
- health and physical activity
4-H gives custom training to staff and volunteers at each site. 4-H curricula are age-appropriate and kid-tested.
The Children, Youth and Families At Risk grants (CYFAR) fund Afterschool in several counties.