4-H engages youth as valued, contributing members of their communities in partnership with caring adults in which they learn, grow and work together for positive change. 4-H provides members the opportunity to gain leadership, citizenship and life skills through fun and innovative hands-on activities.
4-H members build friendships at camps, conferences and events as well as club and project meetings. They also showcase their work at county and state fairs. Members prepare for the future while making new memories that will last a lifetime.
The program is open to boys and girls 8-18. There is a special “Clover Kids” program for kids 5-7.
4-H encourages participation by the entire family. Youth enroll as 4-H members, while parents and other caring adults volunteer to lead projects or assist in other ways.
The new 4-H year begins September 1. To join a club near you, contact Rhonda Shafer at the Lincoln County University of Missouri Extension Office at (636) 528-4613.