Clubs are the foundation of 4-H. A 4-H club is a group of five or more youngsters guided by one or more adults. A club can be any size--from a small group of kids from the same neighborhood to a large group of youth from within the county. They can meet in any location from the leader’s home, to a church, or County building.
What do kids in a 4-H club do?
Depending on members' interests they choose projects on such topics as livestock, gardening, woodworking, bicycle care and safety, photography, aerospace and model rocketry and much more. 4-H members build life skills like decision-making, communication, citizenship, and leadership through their project experiences. They also meet new friends, and--most important--have lots of fun!
What age do I have to be to join 4-H?
Youth ages 5 - 18 (as of September 1 of the current year), can be 4-H club members and can enroll in many different 4-H projects.
How can I be part of a 4-H club? There are three different ways to become part of a 4-H club:
- Join an existing 4-H club in your area.
- Start a new 4-H club with your friends and neighbors.
- Start a 4-H club at your school, afterschool or another location, like a military base.