4-H Youth Development
What is 4-H?
4-H is a Network of Families That Grows Great Kids! 4-H clubs have a mix of teens and younger youth, with a variety of interests and activities. Clubs meet monthly. At the meeting, they make group decisions about community service, hear presentations from guest speakers and other 4-H members, and learn about leadership, citizenship and public speaking.
4-H is a nationwide program. Each of the four H's of the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop.
Head, critical thinking, problem solving;
Heart, self-discipline, integrity, communication;
Hands, serving others;
Health, choosing healthy lifestyles.
Joining 4-H is as easy as 1-2-3 !!
Find a club in your area. There are 4 clubs in Meade County. For club information and club leaders contact information, call the Extension Office 620-873-8790 or email Carrie at email@example.com.
- Visit 2-3 clubs to find one that fits your family
- Enroll online at www.4honline.com
4-H clubs are open to all youth who are residents of Kansas and between the ages of 7 and 19. The 4-H year runs from October 1 until September 30. Youth who turn 7 before January 1 of the current 4-H year may enroll. Youth who turn 19 before January 1 of the current 4-H year are ineligible to enroll.
Returning members should re-enroll by December 1. If you miss this deadline, you will not be able to compete in the county fair and other competitive events.
New families should visit the 4-H club at least once before joining to make sure that the club is a good fit for their family. In order to meet the March 1 enrollment deadline, you must visit no later than the January or February club meetings. New members must join by March 1 of the current 4-H year.