About Washington County 4-H
4-H is a community of young people, ages 5-18, across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults. 4-H is education for life that uses a learn by doing approach. In Utah 4-H is present in ALL 29 counties across the state!
Traditional clubs, camps, after-school groups, school enrichment, and programs/events are all ways youth across Utah can be involved with the 4-H Program. Over 150 projects are available to 4-H youth. Projects in the area of robotics, computers, healthy eating, fitness, meal preparation, rocketry, clothing care and construction, first aid, woodworking, animals, plants, gardening, public speaking, theatre, and many others, develop skills needed for a positive and successful future
4-H prepares young people for higher education and potential careers. 4-H does this by emphasizing life skills, such as critical thinking; problem solving; respecting self, others, and the environment; communication; serving others; choosing healthy lifestyles; and managing change and challenges. 4-H also provides youth the opportunity to meet people across one’s community, county, the state, nation, and even the world! Lifelong friendships are often formed with youth involved with 4-H. Because the program includes a large range of ages, youth have an opportunity to serve and become a role model for others.
4-H youth and their family members are encouraged to attend meetings together. Work on projects can take place at home – in the yard or around the kitchen table – with guidance from Mom or Dad, an older brother or sister, a neighbor, friend, or other adult. 4-H members need support and encouragement of their families. Growing together through 4-H enhances family For over 100 years, youth and adults have been working together - learning, doing, growing, and serving, Today in Utah 4-H has 9,500 volunteers working with over 75, 500 of our state's youth. Educational opportunities have expanded over the years. 4-H has something to offer for everyone! strengths.
Strong Roots, Promising Future
For over 100 years, youth and adults have been working together - learning, doing, growing, and serving. Today in Utah 4-H has 9,500 volunteers working with over 75, 500 of our state's youth. Educational opportunities have expanded over the years. 4-H has something to offer for everyone!
How to Join Washington County 4-H
- If you are in grades K-12, and live in Utah, there is probably a club near you.
- Join a 4-H club that's in your area!
- Start a 4-H club . . . gather some others together and find an adult to work with you.
- Join a special interest group--a group that gets together for a short time to study one thing, or to participate in one activity!
- Enroll as an individual and explore the project of your choice!
County Extension Agents are the key to getting started in 4-H. They can tell you what clubs already exist in your county, what projects are currently available, or how to start a new club.
Is There a Cost?
In Washington County we require a small fee that covers accidental injury (during 4-H activities) insurance, mailings, and staff. These fees cover all 4-H projects throughout the year. (Some camps and shows may require additional fees.)
- $5/year for cloverbud members (grades k-2)
- $10/year per 4-H members (grades 3-12)
- $0/year For Volunteer Leaders