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Harvey County 4-H

 GROW NEW IDEAS

It doesn't matter where you live, what you want to be when you grow up, or your level of experience. 4-H is a club of kids and their families who take part in fun, practical projects from woodworking to rocketry, and everything in between. Join 4-H and explore exciting ways to grow, together.

What is 4-H?

With over 6 million youth involved nation wide, 4-H is the largest positive youth development organization in the nation. 4-H is a research-based experience that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity.

4-H Clubs

A 4-H Club is a group of five or more youth with the guidance of an adult leader. Clubs meet on a monthly basis. Club meetings serve as a 4-H member's main source of program information while giving members a sense of community and helping to build relationships between other 4-H members and families. Youth club members hold offices and participate in business meetings, group decisions, service events, host social activities, and conduct fundraisers. 

The 4-H Way

4-H stands apart from all other programs by fostering true leadership through its emphasis on critical building blocks: Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, and Compassion. The 4-H experience produces 4-H’ers who are 4X more likely to give back to their communities, 2X more likely to make healthy decisions and 2X more likely to pursue STEM opportunities.  

4-H Programming

4‑H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4‑H experience.

Regardless of the project area, all 4‑H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.Through these projects, members set goals, learn the necessary skills, and exhibit or demonstrate their skills at events like county fairs, speaking contests and competitions.

Joining 4-H

  • Cost: Beginning with the 2017-2018 year there is a $15 membership registration fee. There may also be costs associated with project materials and activities that members chose to participate in. 
  • Age: Youth ages 5-18 before January 1st can participate in 4-H programs. Youth ages 5 and 6 are enrolled as Cloverbud 4-H members. Cloverbuds can participate and learn about many 4-H activities, but cannot participate competitively.
  • Enrollment: While we accept open enrollment all year, the 4-H year begins every October 1st. For more information about how to enroll, visit our "Enrolling in 4-H Page".
  • Pick a club: Check the list for club meetings and ask Hannah at the office for their contact information.