Ten 4-H members representing three counties (Camden, Passaic and Somerset) took part in the Expressive Arts 4-H Imagination in Action Showcase at Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus during Rutgers Day on April 30.
Hands-on visual arts activities and performances by 4-H members, ranging in ages from 9-15, provided an enjoyable day for Rutgers alumni, family and friends. The Somerset County 4-H Clover Ensemble club, under the direction of 4-H volunteer leaders Patti Verbanas, Ellen Parker and Julia Meier, provided entertainment during the day.
Artwork by Passaic County 4-H Junior Council member Isabella Sardina was on display and Evan Brochinsky, a member of Somerset County 4-H Magic Club and 4-H Teen Council entertained the audience with magic. A variety show performance by Kenikki Thompson of the Camden County 4-H Adventure Club was enjoyed by all.
Ellen Williams, State Expressive Arts 4-H Agent coordinated the Expressive Arts 4-H Imagination in Action Showcase, while Rutgers student interns Tiffany Cortese and Shehara Yoosuf assisted by engaging Rutgers Day attendees in the Expressive Arts activities, which also featured a performance by the Capoiera Cultural Center made up of current Rutgers students and alumni.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station -Cooperative Extension, 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law. Find out more information at the New Jersey 4-H Program website.