4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
What is 4-H?:
4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. 4-H is open to all youth, no matter where they live. 4-H is a family program where youth and adults work together to learn new things, meet new friends and have fun. It is a way to extend a loving hand in our community and to future generations. The purpose of 4-H is to provide real life experiences for youth through a fun and practical, learn-by-doing, educational program and to provide opportunities for adults to work with youth in their development.
Who Can Belong?:
4-H is for all boys and girls in grades 5 year old Kindergarten through one year beyond high school graduation and not to extend beyond the age of 19 as of December 31 of the enrollment year. Wherever you live, rural or town, 4-H has something for you. Boys and girls in 5 year old Kindergarten through 2nd grade participate in 4-H as Cloverbuds and are able to participate in most activities. Older youth and adults volunteer as leaders to plan and conduct meetings, projects and activities. As leaders they guide members as they learn new skills in 4-H. Adult volunteers complete a youth protection process, which includes a background check and orientation session.
What Can You Do?:
4-H offers youth a variety of activities which starts at a local level, and has the potential to rise to a national level. This involvement is not only beneficial to the individual, but it increases the community awareness of the contributions youth have to offer society.
Some projects that might be of interest are
- Animal Science
- Arts and Communication
- Family Home and Health
- Mechanical Science
- Natural Resources and Environmental Education
- Plant and Soil Sciences
- Special Projects
Some of the 4-H activities held throughout the year include:
- Community Service
- County Fair
- Lip Sync
- Safety Promotions
4-H will “leave the light on” for any energetic, understanding individual interested in making a difference for the Youth of America.
How To Join?:
No matter where you live in Lincoln County, there’s a place for you in 4-H! Join the fun of 4-H as a member or leader. There are several 4-H clubs to choose from in Lincoln County. A complete list of 4-H clubs in Lincoln County along with contact information can be found on the 4-H Clubs in Lincoln County page
. For additional information or help in getting started, contact the Lincoln County UW-Extension office at 715-539-1072 today.