4-H Afterschool

4-H afterschool in Jackson County offers weekly 4-H programs and activities at two afterschool sites in Jackson County:

The Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County                            

Located at: 125 Fillmore St, Black River Falls.

The Boys & Girls Club of Jackson County is a development program for youth (3rd–6th graders) and teens (7th–12th graders) ages 8-18.  Annual membership is $15.00 per youth, and $30.00 for a family membership.    Membership applications are available online or at the Club.   The club is open during the regular academic school year Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm.    4-H programming is offered to youth every Tuesday from 4:15pm- 5pm.  For more information on the Boys and Girls Club contact Diane Moen-Ross at (715) 284-4005 or visit their website.  

The BLAST Afterschool Program                                                  

Located at: 3rd Street Elementary School, Black River Falls

The BLAST program offers youth (grades 1st– 5th) from Black River Falls a place to go afterschool that provides them with then an educational, safe, and fun environment Monday – Thursday.  4-H programming is offered to youth every Wednesday from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.  For more information on BLAST contact Sara Jaeckel at (715) 284-4357 ext. 5101

4-H Afterschool programming is offered monthly at schools around Jackson, Trempealeau, and Eau Claire counties:

Ho-Chunk Nation Study Center

4-H Afterschool programming is offered on the 1st Thursday of every month from 4:30 to 5:30PM.

Sunset Elementary School

Located at: 18935 Hobson Street, Whitehall

4-H Afterschool programming is offered on the 2nd Monday of every month from 3:45 to 4:45PM.

Lincoln Elementary School

Located at: 207 East Pearl Street, Merrillan

4-H Afterschool programming is offered on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30PM.

Osseo Elementary School

Located at: 13025 5th Street, Osseo

4-H Afterschool programming is offered on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30PM.

Fairchild Elementary School

Located at: 220 West Main Street, Fairchild

4-H Afterschool programming is offered on the 4th Thursday of every month.

 4-H Afterschool Activities

STEM (Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology)


STEM activities play a significant role in the engagement of youth into the scientific ream of discovery and wonder.  Reaching out to youth with age appropriate, relevant and enjoyable STEM activities is critical in sparking a lifelong interest in science.  STEM in after school activities provides many youth with the opportunity to experiment with different variables, critically think through difficulties, and be able to measure their own progress.

The KidWind Project

Boys and Girls Club members building a windmill.

The KidWind Project kit allows youth to construct a windmill that generates electricity.  This kit also includes a Wind Farm that allows youth to use the energy the windmill generates to conduct simple experiments.  Through this process youth experience a “hands on” approach to energy production and use, experiences like these are fundamental for a generation who will be faced with an ever-changing energy future. 

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