Clarke County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

September 10, 2012

Are your kids looking for a new adventure?  If your kids are grades 4th – 12th then 4-H may be just for them!  Youth get to pick a club of their choice, create projects that interest them, and overall get involved in an awesome organization, 4-H!  Club members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts.  Members participate in hands-on activities in a non-competitive environment. 
If you are a new family to 4-H follow the New 4-H Family Enrollment instructions to get enrolled in 4-H Online!  If you already have a family member in 4-H but this is the first year for them you will need to follow the “Returning 4-H Member Enrollment Help Sheet” process through 4-H Online.  
There is a $10 Enrollment Fee due for those new members in grades 4th – 12th.  Once you have completed all the information in 4-H Online, stop by the Clarke County Extension office to take care of your fee and let the adventure begin! 
If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process or would like to schedule a time to use one of our computers please give Jennifer Pollard a call at (641) 342-3316 or email her jpollard@iastate.edu!

August 31, 2012

Are you ready to continue your adventure in 4-H?  Returning 4-H members can start the reenrollment process in 4-H Online.  Use the Returning 4-H Family Enrollment help sheet to complete the enrollment process through 4-H Online.  Just log in to your 4-H Online account and follow the steps included on the help sheet.  Don’t forget to stop by the Clarke County Extension office to take care of your $10 Enrollment Fee. 
Don’t forget to check out the latest 4-H Newsletter for more details.  If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process or would like to schedule a time to use one of our computers please give Jennifer Pollard a call at (641) 342-3316 or email her jpollard@iastate.edu!

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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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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