Enroll in 4-H

The 4-H program year runs from October 1 to September 30 every year. You may join 4-H at any time during the program year by enrolling in the program through 4-H Online. All members, Mini 4-H, and volunteers must re-enroll in 4-H Online each year, starting on October 1.


Contact the LaPorte County 4-H office:

(219) 324-9407

4-H Enrollment Instructions

When you go to 4-H Online, you will be prompted to create an account for your family. You will then add individual profiles for each family member participating in 4-H.

During enrollment, you will be prompted to choose both clubs and projects, so you should decide prior to enrolling on a club you would like to join and what 4-H exhibit topics you would like to explore or livestock. If you’re not sure, contact us for help getting placed with a club or finding the right project(s) for you. Alternatively, instead of selecting a club, you can choose "Contact me about clubs" and go ahead and submit your enrollment(s) before deciding.

Enroll in 4-H Online

Get step-by-step instructions for each type of enrollment:

Enrollment Fees

New and returning youth members in grades 3-12 will be asked to submit a $15 enrollment fee. Families enrolling more than three youth will receive a discount. There is a $5 fee for Mini 4-H members (grades K-2) enrollment. You can pay by:

  • Credit Card: Submit payment through 4-H Online using a credit card.
  • Check: Mail a check to the LaPorte County Extension office (2857 West State Road 2, Suite A., LaPorte IN., 46350). Make checks payable to “Purdue University”.
  • Cash: Can be dropped off at the LaPorte County Extension office.
  • Scholarship: Contact us to request financial assistance if needed.

Once you submit your enrollment(s), your information and payment will be sent to the county 4-H office for review, and then you will be notified when it has been approved.

If you are new to 4-H, be sure to download the LaPorte County 4-H Family Guide:

LaPorte County 4-H Family Guide

Ready to Join 4-H?

4-H enrollment for youth and adult volunteers is always open via 4-H Online. Enroll today!

Enroll in 4-H Online

Ready for FairEntry?

Follow the FairEntry Instructions to ensure you are ready to enroll!