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What is 4-H? How Do I Join?

December 5, 2019
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What is 4-H?

4-H is the largest youth serving organization in the U.S.A.  It is a volunteer-led organization that reaches youth through a variety of programs in both rural and urban settings.


4-H programs are hands-on, age-appropriate, and university-based.  4-H helps youth improve their self-confidence, learn responsibility and subject matter, and develop leadership, citizenship, communication, and decision-making skills that can be applied over a lifetime.


Why Join 4-H?

4-H is FUN!  Kids have fun learning with new and old friends in clubs and classrooms, at meetings, social activities, tours, trips, camps, and fairs. They learn about themselves and experience new challenges.

For older teens, 4-H offers opportunities to develop and test their leadership skills as 4-H volunteers working with youth.

For adults, 4-H offers opportunities for training in a variety of areas including youth development, instruction and more!

4-H offers something for everyone, there are over 60 project areas to choose from.

For insurance purposes, youth and adults must be enrolled and approved in the current 4-H year before attending club meetings, programs, events etc.


Looking to Volunteer with Floyd County 4-H?

We LOVE and NEED volunteers! If you are looking to volunteer with Floyd County 4-H, fill out the application at the bottom of the page under " Related files". Submit the application to our office. You can also email your volunteer application to Sam McCollum, 4-H Educator- (mccolluj@purdue.edu). After your Volunteer Application is submitted, we will contact you with further requirements to finalize your volunteer status. Visit https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/about.aspx.


Who Can Join 4-H?

4-H is for anyone and everyone in grades 3-12.

Mini 4-H is for youth in grades K-2.


How Do I Join 4-H?

  1. Sign up online at https://in.4honline.com/ (this is the easiest, most efficient way)!  Or, if you prefer, you can download an application at the bottom of this page under "Related files".  Another way is to visit https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/about.aspx and access instructions for signing up.
  2. If you need help, contact us. 812-948-5470. We will help you find a 4-H club that is best suited for you and help you to contact the club leaders.
  3. There is a $20 program fee ($5 fee for Mini 4-H.). You can pay online or in our office. Cash or check only in office.
  4. Be sure to check out the Floyd County Extension Website: www.extension.purdue.edu/floyd -hover over the “Youth” tab and choose “4-H Youth Development”, Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds website:  www.floydcounty4h.org and visit us on our Purdue Extension Floyd County Facebook page.

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