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Up, up and away!  DSU Extension's 4-H and Youth Development participants enjoy various activities designed to expand their world view and help them soar to new heights! Here, Juneteenth program participants view DSU's aviation program fleet.  

  Cooperative Extension - 4-H & Youth Development

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DSU Extension's 4-H and Youth Development Program reaches and teaches youth living in both rural and urban areas who are underserved by traditional youth programs. Activities are designed and implemented to teach Delaware youth how to become more involved in their communities by helping them develop the social and developmental skills they need for success in life.  


AgDiscovery @ DSU

AgDiscovery is a national, residential summer camp that exposes middle through high school aged students to agriculture careers like animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, plant pathology and aquaculture.

This 2-4 week program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science from university professors, practicing veterinarians, industry representatives, and professionals working for the U.S. government.

Students who participate in AgDiscovery gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, field trips and other group and team building activities.

View the 2016 AgDiscovery brochure HERE to learn more about the program.

Get the application here: Aphis AgDiscovery 2016 Application

For more information about the DSU program site, contact Harry Thayer: 302.857.6434;


Cooperative Extension
4-H & Youth Development 


Staff Profile

4-H & Youth Development agent
Extension Specialist
Youth Program Educator 
D’reardon Thayer
4-H Youth Development Educator
Program Leader