West Pottawattamie County 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

June 12, 2014

Youth in West Pottawattamie are invited to join us for the 2014 "Soakin' Up the Sun and Havin' Fun" summer day camp series offered by ISU Extension.  Check it out!

May 27, 2014

Check out the forms that are due for the 2014 Westfair!  Items will be added as they become available, so check back often.  Fair deadline is July 1st (5 p.m.)

May 1, 2014

Interested in design?  You might want to check out some really cool camps that the College of Design is offering this year!

2014 4-H Jr Camp Wild Group Pic
June 24, 2014

Check out the fun at Regions 12, 17 & 18 4-H Junior Camp at the Iowa 4-H Center June 8-11! Pics of Campfires, Counselorquences, Creek Walk, Climbing Tower, GaGa Ball and much more. Print or Download and Save pictures for your Record Books or 4-H Fair Projects or to share with your club the fun you had at 4-H Jr. Camp Wild this year!

June 10, 2014

4H Intermediates LOCK OUT: Ticket To Survive

Time to make plans to attend the 4-H Intermediate Lock-Out from 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 20 through 8:00 a.m.  Saturday, June 21 in Glenwood, IA. So what is an Intermediate Lock-Out? It is an adventure outside with activities planned for you as an intermediate 4-H Age member to participate in that will challenge you working in groups of intermediates. During your fun challenges you will discover tickets and treasure that will reward you with snacks, opportunities for fun and activities that will keep you up all night.

Interested in how to join 4-H?  Check out the items below!

4-H Project Information and Resources - Click Here!

**Make sure to check under the 'forms' section for enrollment forms, medical release forms, and pick a project listings.                

4-H Focus Newsletter:

View the newsletter on your 4H Online account at www.4honline.com. 

 

4-H Youth Committee:

The next Youth Committee Meeting will be Thursday, July 10th at 6:30 p.m. at Westfair. 

County Council:

The next County Council Meeting will be Thursday, July 10th at 6:30 p.m. at Westfair.

Enrollment Information and Forms:

All 4-H enrollments will now be submitted online at www.4honline.com Contact the Extension Office at 712-366-7070 or email jenvin@iastate.edu  if you have any more questions.  New families without a 4-H Online account can find a paper copy of the enrollment form hereNOTE: ENROLLMENT FOR 2013-2014 DOES NOT BEGIN IN 4H ONLINE UNTIL AFTER SEPTEMBER 15, 2013!

The paper enrollment form is only for NEW families.  All other families must enroll in their 4-H Online account at www.4honline.com

Medical Release Forms:

Colleges and Universities:

Websites:

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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