4-H Club Guidance for COVID-19: Roadmap to Long-Term Recovery
4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
All children face risks as they grow and develop, and most children can benefit greatly from positive interactions with caring adults. Children who have strong interpersonal skills and support are less likely to participate in risky behaviors, such as drug and alcohol use, early sexual involvement and dropping out of school.
For more than 90 years, Extension has administered a 4-H program in Nevada, part of one of the largest youth organizations in the U.S. Many 4-H alumni have become elected state officials, legislators and teachers, contributing greatly to the state and their communities. 4-H is a learn-by-doing life-skills program that teaches youth communication, self-concept, team-building, problem-solving, decision-making, self-responsibility, conflict resolution, aspiration-building, goal-setting, community leadership and career development. The youth learn through projects, in or after school, in a variety of subjects ranging from animal science to nutrition, leadership, public speaking, horticulture and other science and technology programs. Through these projects and interactions with other youth and leaders, 4-H youth learn how to make good choices, feel good about themselves, think critically and become leaders.
How to Join 4-H
Who can join?
Youth, ages 5 to 19 as of January 1 of the current year, may join.
Where do I sign up?
Join a club in your county, near your home or school. Experience 4-H with a friend, invite them to join with you. Contact your county Extension office to enroll today.
When should I sign up?
Join anytime! But join by the county's 4-H enrollment deadline to take advantage of all 4-H opportunities including participation in Fair.
What is there to do?
Members, age 9 to 19 as of January 1 of the current year, select 4-H project(s) to explore through club and county activities. Cloverbud members, age 5 to 8 participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands-on interest areas.