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The CSU Extension in Gilpin County helps mountain residents improve their quality of life by offering a website, classes and programs that provide unbiased, research-based information on forestry, wildfire, wildlife, mountain gardening, noxious weeds and many other issues. Through our 4-H programs, we help youth develop life skills and to become more interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning.

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Youth on a 4-H camping trip

EAGLE Program

Gilpin County CSU Extension is hiring youth leadersCSU Extension runs the EAGLE afterschool program for Gilpin youth ages 11-19. EAGLE (Excelling At Great Leadership Everyday) provides afterschool, Friday, and summer extracurricular opportunities for teens.

We strongly value youth voices in EAGLE, so we recruit a paid leadership team each semester of youth ages 12-17 who help plan, participate in, and advertise program activities. Our program coordinator also works with a paid youth assistant to facilitate leadership team meetings and programming.

Applications for these positions are currently CLOSED. Check back later for fall 2021 applications.

To learn more about the EAGLE program or to get involved, please email our program coordinator, Katherine Harvey, at

4-H Club

Gilpin County has 1 traditional 4-H club that supports a variety of projects including shooting sports, dogs, robotics and more. Please contact the Gilpin Archwood club for more details.

Additionally, Gilpin County partners with Jefferson County 4H so that we can both have the advantages of larger membership and more opportunities — please go to their website for the latest information and updates:

4-H is open to enrollment for members ages of 8 and 18.

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