LAKE COUNTY 4-H PROGRAM
If you are in need of accommodations to attend a program, please contact the Extension Educators 14 days prior to the meeting at 219-755-3240.
Learn new skills, make friends, and have fun in 4-H! 4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world. Members complete hands-on, learn-by-doing projects in areas like health, science, agriculture, and civic engagement alongside their peers and caring adult mentors. 4-H began over 100 years ago, and has since grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. Kids and teens are invited to enroll at https://v2.4honline.com/ (enrollment begins October 1 each year).
Lake County 4-H welcomes young people in grades 3-12 in urban, suburban, and rural communities. We also have a Mini 4-H program for grades K-2.
My head to clearer thinking.
My heart to greater loyalty.
My hands to larger service, and
My health to better living.
For my club, my community
My country, and my world.
Interested in starting a new 4-H club in your community or helping lead an existing program? Contact the Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn how you can become a 4-H adult volunteer. All adult volunteers must complete an application and screening process before enrolling online and working with youth.
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Looking for a 4-H Club to join? Our clubs are open to all young people in grades K-12. Contact the Extension Office at 219-755-3240 for more information about these clubs or to learn how you can start a new club in your community!
Brunswick Beavers Meetings: Zion United Church of Christ, Dyer
Club Leaders: Rose Kleine and Janet Neitzel
Crown Clovers Meetings: Trinity Lutheran School, Crown Point
Club Leader: Dana Rund
Eagle Creek Up + At’em Meetings: Rangeline Presbyterian Church, Hebron
Club Leaders: Eric and Tracy Bult
Griffith Grinners Meetings: Griffith First Christian Church, Griffith
Club Leader: Lisa Bubala
Happy Wranglers Meetings: Stone Ridge Training Center, Hebron
Club Leader: Barb and Dave DeWell
J.U.B.I.L.A.N.T. Meetings: East Chicago
Club Leader: Barbara Hinton
Juntos 4-H Meetings: River Forest High School, Hobart
Club Leaders: Noemi Lozano and Maria Cruz
Lake Co. 4-H Color Guard & Drill Team Meetings: Lowell
Club Leaders: Victoria Blink and Jennifer Bisig
Prairie Pioneers Meetings: Lowell VFW 6841, Lowell
Club Leader: Lynette DuBord
Prime Beefmakers Meetings: Lake Prairie Elementary School, Lowell
Club Leader: Heidi Laub
Robinson Prairie Fantasy Farmers (RPFF) Meetings: Bulldog Park, Crown Point
Club Leader : Elaine Hein
Rockin’ Clovers Meetings: Community Baptist Church, St. John
Club Leaders: Steven Shareef and Diana Dingman
Saddle + Spurs Meetings: Crown Point Public Library, Crown Point
Club Leaders: Jody Brown and Kristen Donaldson
Shelby Ag Meetings: Shelby Fire Station, Shelby
Club Leader: Amber Miller
St. John Spitfires Meetings: Crown Point
Club Leader: Stephanie Neal
Tails and Trails Meetings: Lowell Public Library, Lowell
Club Leaders: Abbey Imhof and Jennifer Wilson
The Eagles Meetings: Banneker at Marquette Elementary School, Gary
Club Leader: Lynda Bodie
The Lone Rangers Meetings: Four Seasons Equestrian Center, Crown Point
Club Leader: Kristina Shupryt
The Seekers Meetings: Faith Church, Cedar Lake
Club Leader: Angie Davids
4-H CLUB DEFINITION:
A 4-H Club is an organized group of at least five youth from three different families who meet regularly with adult volunteers or staff for a long-term, progressive series of educational experiences.
4-H CLUB PURPOSE:
The purpose of a 4-H club is to provide positive youth development opportunities to meet the needs of young people to experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity—the Essential Elements—and to foster educational opportunities tied to the Land Grant University knowledge base.
Resources for State 4-H projects are available at: https://extension.purdue.edu/4-H/projects/index.html
Record Sheets for Projects:
2022 IRS Letter for Club Leaders
2022 IRS Instructions for Club Leaders
Policies & Procedures are available: https://extension.purdue.edu/4-H/about/policies-and-procedures/index.html