4-H Youth Development
Join 4-H! Enrollment for the 2023-2024 year opens October 1, 2023!
What is 4-H?
4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
In 4‑H programs, kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.
4-H is 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.
4-H Cloverbuds is open to five and six-year olds and to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional and physical maturation. Cloverbuds includes fun, noncompetitive, activity based learning.
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 !!
4-H Clubs meet monthly as a form of community learning. There are 4 clubs in Meade County. For club information and club leaders contact information, call the Extension Office at 620-873-8790.
- Find a club in your area. Meade County has 1 club in Plains, 2 clubs in Meade, and 1 club in Fowler. For club leaders contact information, call the office at (620) 873-8790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Visit 2-3 clubs to find one that fits your family
- Enroll online at www.v2.4honline.com
Returning members should re-enroll by December 1 in order to participate 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.