What is 4-H?
4-H is the largest youth development organization in the country, empowering six million young people throughout the United States. 4-H is known for helping youth "learn by doing". Our youth are guided through the do-reflect-apply process. Trained 4-H volunteers facilitate the learning that occurs in 4-H club meetings and activities. The 4-H result is a fun fulfilling learning experience.
The 4-H mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
There are many different ways you can get involved with 4-H in Uintah County. Do you like Science? Crafts? Livestock? Cooking? Leadership? We have something for everyone. If you find that we don't have the club you're looking for, you can start your own club and we will help you along the way!
How to Join 4-H
The first thing to do is to find an existing club that is working on a project area that interests you and has room for new members. If you are not sure who to contact, or what clubs are available, give us a call and we will help you find what you are looking for. 435-781-5452
If you would like to start a new club, choose a project area that you are interested in, gather some friends and one or more adults willing to be your leader, and you're ready to go! The Discover 4-H Clubs curriculum is a great way to get started.
Once you have chosen what club(s) you want to participate in, you will need to enroll as a 4-H member. The next section walks you through how to register as a 4-H member online. .
Enrolling as a 4-H Member Online
Enrolling in 4-H is easy, and is done annually. Enrollment for 4-H in Uintah County is completely done online through ut.4honline.com. If you need help registering on 4-H Online, let us know and we will be happy to help you. You can also check out the 4-H Online support page for guides and tutorials on enrollment.
Once you have enrolled for 4-H on 4-H Online, you will need to pay your $10 enrollment fee. You can choose to pay online with a credit card before submitting your enrollment - just click on the orange button under the Payment section that says "Add New Credit Card". You can also drop by our office and pay with cash or check*, or you can mail in a check to the address below.
Uintah County Extension Office, 152 E 100 N, Vernal, UT 84078
*Please make checks payable to Uintah County 4-H.
NOTE: Your enrollment will remain pending until payment is received.
Re-Enrolling in 4-H
Re-enrolling in 4-H each year is very simple. All you need to do is log into your 4-H Online account, select "I have a profile", enter in your email and password, select "Family" for the role, then click the login button.
The member list for your family will appear, showing all members' status as inactive. Edit the member/volunteers that are re-enrolling for the new year by clicking on the "edit" button for that person. Your personal profile information will be displayed, and at the bottom select "Enroll for 2016-2017" button. Review your personal information and ensure that everything is correct and up to date. Next you will complete the authorization statements by entering in the youth and parents' names. When you get to the "Participation" section, you will need to update your club and project areas to move on to the next section. Finish entering in the rest of your information, and when you get to the "Invoice" section, simply press continue, and then submit enrollment.
Your enrollment status will say "pending" until our office reviews your profile and receives your enrollment fee. At that point, your status will be updated to "active", indicating that you are ready to go for the new 4-H year.
For step-by-step instructions on how to re-enroll on 4-H Online, click here.
Get Involved and Have Fun!
This is the best part! 4-H is such a great program to be a part of, and gives youth countless opportunities to better themselves. How involved you want to be is completely your choice. As you get familiar with the program you may want to take advantage of the leadership opportunities available and serve as a club officer or help in another leadership role.
We also have many different activities and events that give you a chance to share what you have learned. This may be teaching others something new, participating in the talent show, entering a project into the County Fair, taking a masterpiece to the State Fair, or competing in a State Contest for public speaking. The possibilities are endless and we support you the whole way.
So what are you waiting for? Give us a call or drop by today to get started in 4-H!
435-781-5452 328 E 200 S, Vernal, UT 84078