4-H Youth Development


What is 4-h 

4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experience alongside their peers and caring adults. 4-H began over 100 years ago and has grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H delivers research-based programming around positive youth development. 4-H is delivered through America's 109 land-grant universities.  In Indiana, 4-H can be found in all 92 counties as delivered through Purdue Extension.                                                                     

4-H Mission: The Indiana 4-H Youth Development mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world.

4-H Vision: Indiana 4-H Youth Development strives to be the premier, community-based program empowering young people to reach their full potential.

4-H Motto:                                                          4-H Pledge: 

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4-H Educator
Kelsey Guadarrama


4-H Educator 
Lauren Allison


4-H Administrative Assistant
Kelly Wozniak


Purdue Extension - LaPorte County
2857 W. State Road 2
Suite A
LaPorte, IN 46350




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4-H Information

2023/24 LaPorte County 4-H Handbook

2024 Full Fair Schedule

4-H Project List

Any changes made to the Guideline book after 1/1/2024 are indicated in red.

Download the Mini 4-H Guide Here 



  • Arts & Crafts
  • Collections
  • Dinosaurs
  • Foods
  • Gardening
  • Models
  • My Pet & Me
  • Photography
  • Sewing
  • Sun, Stars & Space
  • Trees
  • Wearable Art
  • Wildlife


Livestock Projects

  • Mini Dairy
  • Goats
  • Miniature Equine
  • Poultry
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep
  • Swine

In LaPorte County, the 4-H Council consists of twenty-three (23) approved 4-H adult volunteers and/or 4-H Youth members.  The Council holds a meeting every month with the exception of July & December. All meetings are held at the Purdue Extension office on the 2nd Thursday and are open to the public to attend.  January & February meetings are at 6:00 pm, all other months are at 6:30 pm. The purpose of the 4-H Council is to: 

  • To facilitate 4-H Youth Development Program planning for LaPorte County, including needs assessment, program implementation, risk management, recognition, and evaluation.
  • To assist with audience development, including member recruitment and recognition.
  • To support volunteer staff development, including identification of available roles, recommendations for recruitment, orientation, and recognition.
  • To provide continuing financial support.
  • To ensure accountability of funds as 4-H property intended for the benefit of all 4-H participants.
  • To promote the 4-H program and opportunities available.
  • To assure that the 4-H Youth Development Program is operating cooperatively with other youth-serving educational programs.

Meeting Minutes

August 10, 2023 

May 4, 2023

April 13, 2023

March 9, 2023

February 9, 2023

January 12, 2023

November 10, 2022

October 13, 2022

September 8, 2022


Local LaPorte County Scholarship & Deadlines

LaPorte County 4-H offers numerous scholarships on a local level.  Please see individual form for more information and deadlines as they all have different requirements and due dates.

Beef Scholarship - June 15th

Booster & Alumni Scholarship - May 9th

Dog Club Scholarship - May 1st

LaPorte County Agricultural Association Vocational Scholarship - May 1st

Morse Daube Scholarship - May 1st

Poultry Scholarship - May 1st

Rabbit Scholarship - July 7th

Richard "Dick" Reel Memorial Scholarship - Due June 15th

Weinkauff Scholarship - June 30th

Indiana 4-H Scholarships

LaPorte County Scholarships

  • Unity Foundation Scholarship


"We must remember that intelligence is not enough.  Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.