Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 12, 2017


Mayor's Volunteer Award: Black Hawk County Extension was honored and proud to dominate Roger Reiter for the Mayor's Volunteer Award! 



Mayor's Top Teen Award: Congratulations to Maria Geisler, Tyler Hayes and Ardis White on being awarded Mayor's Top Teen 2017! See photos and read more...

April 9, 2017


"Island Adventure" for K- 2nd Graders and "A Series of Unfortunate Events" for 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders! See dates and locations!
Download Registration Forms here...

April 7, 2017

Black Hawk County 4-H’s April Workshop offers a brand new experience! Join us on
Saturday, April 29, to create a Shirt-Apron and Button-Bookmark. 4-H’ers will learn basic sewing skills (operating a sewing machine, pinning, sewing a button, etc.) while working with volunteers and 4-H Staff to create a useful item and potential 4-H project. And it's FREE! This project is for individuals in grades 4-12. 4-H’ers will be utilizing scissors, pins, sewing needles, and a sewing machine.

April 7, 2017

4-H's Omelet Breakfast, April 2, 2017 was another great SUCCESS! Almost a tie with last years "record-breaking" attendance! We served 1,323 omelets! THANKS to all the 4-Hers, volunteers, family members, fair board, customers who help to support this fundraising event! Lots of smile and FUN was had by all! Special Thank You to our Donors and Table Sponsors! Be sure to check out all the photos!

April 3, 2017

1st Place - Fun in the Sun - Orange Clovers!
2nd Place - Bacon Basket  - Cedar Falls Hustling Clovers 
3rd - Handyman Tool Bag  - Homeschool Heroes 
3rd - Summer Fun - Lincoln Friendly Links & Clovers

The Orange Clovers will be receiving a Pizza Party for their Club....Thanks to all the Clubs for the creative and speciality baskets donated! The winning basket sold for $155!. Awesome! Thanks to the community for all their support! Our grand total of all baskets sold was $1458! The money will be used by the 4-H County Council for premiums at the Black Hawk County Fair this summer! See all our baskets....

Statewide Resources

  • Provides opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use now and throughout their life, empowering them to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

  • Statewide updates posted each Thursday afternoon by the State 4-H Office. Check it out every week to keep up-to-date on events, grants, forms, fair info, and fun!

  • Join a 4-H club where you can learn about your interests while having fun, improving your communication skills, and serving your community. These are resources to make your club experience even better.

  • Your adventure in 4-H starts here. Choose from nearly 50 project areas and discover your skills, talents and interests.

  • Discover the world of animal science from breeding, nutrition and general care to food safety and management. Find statewide forms, trainings and activity sheets here.

  • Conference logo

    Every June, 1000 teenagers converge on the Iowa State University campus for 3 days of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. If you've completed 8th-12th grade, you're eligible to attend. Non-4-H members are welcome.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • Clover Kids is a FUN 4-H program for children in kindergarten through third grade. Children participate in hands-on activities designed to build many life skills!

  • Takes service to the next level. It builds civic skills, improves social behavior, increases youth engagement, strengthens communities and improves academic achievement.

  • Addresses youths’ basic needs through the eight essential elements: caring adults, safe environments, inclusive settings, and opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning.

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • An ideal year-round getaway for families, corporate retreats, team-building experiences, 4-H clubs and more, situated on 1,100 acres of wooded bluff and native prairie in the heart of Iowa's Des Moines River Valley near Madrid.

  • Challenge your mind by exploring the world around you with hands-on science experiments and solve problems using engineering design principles and the latest technology.

  • Iowa 4-H Volunteers are motivated by positive purposes in helping youth become caring, competent, and contributing members of their family and communities. Discover the resources you need to be most effective.

  • Provides opportunities for youth to demonstrate, learn and apply project and communication skills. Every year the 4-H Exhibits Building features well over 3,000 exhibits and Livestock shows engage more than ## youth.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • A unique partnership between AmeriCorps and Iowa's Promise. The vision is that all Iowa youth have safe and supportive families, schools and communities and that they are healthy, socially competent, successful in school and prepared for a productive adulthood.

  • When you just don't know who to talk to, Teenline can help.

    • 1-800-443-8336
    • 1-800-735-2942
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