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.


Interim Educators
Joan Grott
LaPorte/Porter County


Julie Jones
LaPorte/Lake County


Kelly Wozniak
4-H Administrative Assistant


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


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4-H Information

4-H Project List

2021-2022 LaPorte County Program & Exhibit Guideline Book

Any changes made to the Guideline book after 1/1/2022 are indicated in red.

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

Booster & Alumni Scholarship

Dog Club Scholarship

Morse Daube Scholarship

Poultry Scholarship

Rabbit Scholarship

Weinkauff Scholarship