Marshall County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

February 20, 2015

Marshall County ISU Extension and Outreach, along with Pilgrim Heights, will be having its 2nd Annual Citizenship/Leadership Camp! The purpose of this camp is to help youth develop citizenship and leadership skills. Pilgrim Heights Camp & Retreat Center, under the direction of Our Sacred Space, Inc. has attained an American Camp Association Accrediation, which means the camp you will be attending cares enough to undergo thorough review of all operations.

February 13, 2015

Each year the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame honors a person from each Iowa county by inducting them into the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted at the Marshall County Extension office for persons you feel have made a significant contribution to the Marshall County 4-H program, both current and past supporters.

February 9, 2015

Come on out to the Central Iowa Fairgrounds on April 18th for the 2nd Annual Clover 5k Run/Walk! All proceeds go towards the Marshall County 4-H Foundation and the Central Iowa Fair to help with 4-H fees and improvements to the fair. 

February 2, 2015

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sleep near wild animals?  5th and 6th grade 4-H members from five counties (Boone, Greene, Hardin, Marshall & Story) are invited to participate in a campout at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday, May 29th through Saturday, May 30th.  4-H’ers will sleep near the animals and experience the Henry Doorly Zoo in a fun new way!     They will experience the Lozier IMAX Theater.  The screen is as tall as four giraffes and as wide as seven rhinos.  There are six speakers that each weigh as much as a Siberian Tiger.  You won’t want to miss this!   For registration information, please contact your local ISU Extension Office.  For trip questions, please contact Natalie Hedlund at natm@iastate.edu or (515) 432-3882.  

January 29, 2015

If you are interested in finding out how your meal gets on your plate, sign up for JBS Pork University!

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
Share |