Clay County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

July 3, 2014

Clay County Extension will be hosting a combined Achievement and Communications Fair on Tuesday, July 22 from 8 am to 4 pm in the 4-H Auditorium and Exhibit Building on the Clay County Fairgrounds.  The fair is free and the public is cordially invited to attend this entertaining event.  The Clay County 4-H Youth Council will be providing food and beverages for a nominal fee from 11 am until 4 pm.

June 10, 2014

The event “Community Compassion” at the Clay County Fair is all new for 2014!  The event will now be a Human Sciences fundraising opportunity with a citizenship and leadership focus.  This is a voluntary club event where each 4-Her can donate one static (Human Sciences) exhibit to the Community Compassion event.  All exhibits will be bid on silent-auction style in the club booths during the Clay County Fair.  Each youth may choose the opening bid amount for their item.

April 7, 2014

MaxYield Cooperative presented Clay County Extension and Outreach with a contribution aimed at decreasing the cost of enrollment in 4-H youth programs.

February 13, 2014

The 2013 Clay County 4-H Clover Bowl was held on February 10th, 2014 at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center in Everly.  Over 300 awards were handed out to 4-H members and club leaders.

November 27, 2013

The 2014 State Volunteer Retreat (February 7-8) will be offered for free, but is limited to the first 100 registrants. 

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. 

  • 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.

  • 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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