Dearborn County 4-H enrollment is open!
4-H is family friendly and provides educational programs to help young people reach their full potential.
Through Dearborn County 4-H programming, screened adult volunteers teach young people specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on, experiential learning. Youth develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of 20 organized 4-H clubs.
Choose from subjects in Healthy Living, Science & Technology, Leadership & Citizenship, Consumer & Family, Environment & Earth, Animals, Express Yourself, Plants, Small Animals, Farm, and Shooting Sports. Clover Buds offers projects such as sewing, bugs, animals, foods, etc. Contact the Extension Office for a complete listing of projects for 4-H and Clover Bud members or visit https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/projects.aspx to check out project information.
In 2013, a Tufts University study showed that 4-H members also excel in positive youth development areas compared to peers, including
- Four times more likely to contribute to their communities (grades 7-12);
- Two times more likely to make healthier choices (grade 7);
- Two times more likely to be civically active (grades 8-12); and
- Two times more likely to participate in extracurricular STEM programs (grades 10-12).
The 4-H Online webpage makes it convenient to enroll and
Enroll your child using secure payment online, at https://in.4honline.com or by visiting the Purdue Extension Dearborn County Office, 229 Main Street, Aurora, IN 47001 Weekdays 8:30-4:30. The enrollment is $15 fee per child. Clover Buds, members in grades K-2, also enroll online, and there is no fee for the program.
For more information about online enrollment in Dearborn County or the 4-H program in general, please call Liz Beiersdorfer, 4-H youth development extension educator, at 812-926-1189 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .