4-H is a community of young people across Garfield County who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.
Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. Today, 4-H meets the needs of and engages young people in positive youth development experiences. In looking to the next century, 4-H further develops its programs and continues its motto of “Making the Best Better.”
4-H gives young people a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. The list of 4-H projects is expansive. 4-H members go places – to other states, to district, state and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.
In 4-H clubs, members serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.
Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.
Youth who are five through seven years of age on or before December 31, may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud groups. Youth who are eight years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or before December 31, may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups.
Contact us at: CSU Extension- Garfield County by email or by phone 970-625-3969. To register online please go to 4honline.com to register your family and youth.
Garfield County has a $35 member registration fee per year. Financial assistance is available on a needs basis. Please contact us for more information on financial assistance.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Colorado 4-H Youth Development Program. We are pleased thatyou are considering joining the nearly 13,000 talented, dedicated, 4-H volunteers across the state that help youth reachtheir full potential.
There are five required steps to becoming a Colorado 4-H volunteer:
1. Contact us at 970-625-3969 to begin the process.
2. Complete the online application
3. Receive two positive references
4. Complete a 4-H orientation
5. Complete the background check