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 (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. 

4-H Pledge:

I pledge
     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. 


Contact Us


Julie Jones - Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
219 755-3240  

Jennifer Haynes - Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
219 755-3240


4-H Information

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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


Hobart Hurricanes                   Meetings: Joan Martin Elementary School, Hobart
Club Leader: Contact the Extension Office

J.U.B.I.L.A.N.T.                        Meetings: East Chicago Main Library, East Chicago
Club Leader: Barbara Hinton

Juntos 4-H                               Meetings: River Forest High School, Hobart
Club Leaders: Noemi Lozano 


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: 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: Lowell Church of Christ, Lowell
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



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.



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.