County 4-H Offers Virtual Summer Projects for Youth

Lackawanna County 4-H is offering a variety of summer programming projects in a virtual format for the summer of 2020.  

“Our programming that traditionally takes place in a person to person format, cannot be done this summer.  Re-thinking the way we can offer our programs has had a beneficial effect.  By offering virtual and/or pre-recorded lessons, we are able to offer Lackawanna County youth more variety in their project choices,” noted Sandi Graham of the Extension staff.     

Lackawanna County youth ages 8 to 18 can “pick their projects”.  Youth can choose areas of interest or areas of learning they would like to explore.  Virtual learning activities will have a flexible schedule so that youth and families can enjoy traditional summer activities and also be involved in 4-H programs.

The projects offered this summer are: Coding, Kitchen Chemistry, Beginning Engineering, Electricity, Interior Design, Photography, Weaving, Canvas Designs, Basic Cross Stitch, Tie Pillow, Sew Electric Bookmark, Pillowcase Making, and Reading Pillow Construction. 

Registration for these projects can be obtained from Sandi Graham, 4-H Educator, as or by calling the Penn State Extension Office at 570-963-6842.


Lackawanna County 4-H and Lackawanna Library Summer Programming

lacka coMondays during the summer will be very exciting with the Lackawanna Library Summer Youth Programming featuring projects from Lackawanna County 4-H.  

Expressive Art 4-H activities will be featured this summer bi-weekly on Mondays, beginning June 15.  Lessons will be demonstrated via video and available for area youth to join in at their convenience.

Creativity “means that your brain is designed in a way that helps you solve problems, think up new ideas and have insightful “eureka moments.”  The Lackawanna 4-H-Lackwanna Library partnership will take a creative look into recipes, environmental issues, and textiles activities, setting the foundation for creative problem solving in other areas of youth development.

Administered in Pennsylvania by the Penn State Extension, 4-H is a community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Penn State Extension 4-H youth development educators in all 67 counties throughout the commonwealth administer local 4-H programs through non-formal education and outreach.

For more information on the clubs in Lackawanna County, contact Sandi Graham at the Penn State Extension Lackawanna County Office at 570-963-6842 or email