What is a 4-H Club?
is a Youth Development program under Cornell Cooperative Extension.4-H provides opportunities through a variety
of delivery methods.We offer community
& special interest clubs, special interest programs such as 4-H Shooting
Sports, and school enrichment.
4-H club is an organized group of boys & girls supported by volunteer
leaders. The club conducts meetings & activities throughout the year.All 4-H volunteer leaders are trained &
screened by staff.
- Clubs may be categorized in a variety
of ways—community clubs, special interest clubs, or after school clubs.
- A typical 4-H club has a minimum of
five members from more than one family.
- The club determines how often they
meet.Clubs may only have a couple of
business meetings per year but have additional meetings where the members work
on their projects or go on a field trip.
- Each member MUST complete one
project during the course of the year
- Projects are when subject matter
skills taught through hands-on experiences.Learning to prepare meals, plant a garden & raise an animal are just
a few examples. There are opportunities for building STEM, Healthy Living,
Citizenship, & Leadership skills.
- Each club MUST complete a single
community service project.
- The annual fee is $5 per youth or
$10 per family (these are paid to the Cornell Cooperative Extension office and
cover the cost of printing the newsletter and secondary insurance)
- Washington County 4-H program does
offer individual membership for youth whose club has disbanded or there is no
available club in their area that meets their interests and age level.
- In addition to club participation,
Washington County 4-H offers many other opportunities:
- Animal Sciences skillathons
- Public Presentations
- 4-H Tractor & ATV Safety
- 4-H Shooting Sports
- 4-H Teen Council
- State & National trips
- 4-H offers youth the opportunity to form positive
relationships with others, develop citizenship, leadership & life skills, build competence & confidence, give
back to the community, have fun, and make new friends. All of these create supportive
learning environments in which diverse youth can reach their fullest
Last updated November 3, 2022