Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

September 17, 2014

• Capture the Heart of America PHOTO CONTEST by Silos & Smoke Stacks, Deadline Oct. 29...enter On-line, read more!

 Sunday, Sept. 21  -  Family Mini Golf and Go Cart at Palmer's - 5:00-7:00 pm. Read more and RSVP

 Tuesday, Oct. 7th - Improvisation Workshop at Lamp Post Theatre, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Please click to RSVP $5.00

 Sunday, Oct. 26th  -  County Council Haunted Hay Ride and Bon-Fire at the Wolfe's- 4:00pm. Please click to RSVP

 Thursday, Oct. 30th  - Jr. Fun Night at the YMCA - 6:00-8:00 pm

 Friday, Nov. 21th - A Gift to Give Workshop at the Dick Young Greenhouse - 5:30-7:30 pm. Please click to RSVP $5.00

• Sunday, Nov. 23 - Awards Banquet, Electric Park Ballroom, 2:00 - 4:00pm Please click to RSVP

 Monday, Dec. 1st  -  Knitting Workshop-at Extension Office. Please click to RSVP  $5.00

September 16, 2014

We have added in some new forms. Record Books are due into the extension office by October 1st. All books will need to go to their club leaders before coming to our office. 

A 4-Her's View of Record Book Keeping:

A Judge's View of Record Book Keeping:

September 15, 2014

Great Job 4-H and FFA Members!

September 15, 2014

Family Fun Night at Palmer Airline Amusement Park 5:00 pm-7:00 pm Grab your family and join the fun on Sunday, September 21th

September 15, 2014

Congratulations to the  participants in the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, August 7 - 17! Read more...  

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.

  • 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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