Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

Johanna as Elsa
January 7, 2015

Washington 4-H County Council will host a special Winter Wonderland Father Daughter Dance open to the public for any kindergarten-fourth grade girl and the special man in her life.  Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, older brothers, neighbors, etc are welcome to attend as the adult guest.  This evening of dancing and games will be held Jan. 31 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Dallmeyer Hall – lower level on the fairgrounds.  Special guest, Elsa, from Frozen will be attending. Click here for registration form.

Siberian Tiger
January 6, 2015

Washington County 7th-9th  grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Intermediate Trip to Omaha, Nebraska, March 13-14.  Overnight will be spent at the Henry Doorly Zoo with the penguins after enjoying a night hike and behind the scenes tour.   4-H’ers will visit the Strategic Air & Space Museum to learn about past, present and future aircraft.  They will also visit the Durham Museum and then end the trip with a high energy visit to the indoor trampoline park Defy Gravity which includes dodgeball and laser maze.  Click here for registration form.

January 5, 2015

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together Feb 9-12 to offer a 4 day mini-science camp called Shake Things Up – Designing Earthquake Resistant Structures.  This camp is open to any 4th- 5thgrade student who wants to experiment more with science, earthquake engineering, shake tables, and building codes.  Click here for registration form.

January 5, 2015

The Washington County Extension Office is accepting applications for the 4-H Leadership Development Program.  Participants must be members of the Washington County 4-H program and be in grades 9 - 11.  This course focuses on building leadership skills including communication, team building, problem solving and event planning.  Completion is a requirement to apply for county Council or ELITE Project Team in 2015-2016.  Click here for application.

January 4, 2015

4-H and FFA members involved in the poultry project are invited to attend a free poultry workshop on Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Washington County Extension Office.  Click here for flyer.  

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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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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