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Meade County

Meade County
P.O. Box 369
407 E Rainbelt
Meade, KS 67864

620-873-2013 fax

4-H Youth Development

Join 4-H

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 carrie73@ksu.edu. 

  1. Visit 2-3 clubs to find one that fits your family
  2. 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.