Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

April 15, 2019

Learning about Iowa and it's agricultural hertiage is the focus of Program Discovery sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Black Hawk County and National Cattle Congress.... Read more
ead Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Article! from Sept. 16, 2018  

This year's we expanded to 3 days!

April 11, 2019

Join other 4th-6th grade campers on an overnight fun filled camping adventure! Enjoy the great outdoors June 14-15 at the Otter Creek Lake & Park, (6 miles NE of Toledo). Where the fun never ends! Experience team building, gain camping skills, learn archery, fishing, crafts and more! We’re ready to camp out & meet new friends! 

Form and $40 due May 24 to Black Hawk County Extension, 3420 University Ave., Waterloo 50701 ($50 for Non-4-H campers)  Download Registration Form Here.

Counselors Needed, Download Application here.

April 10, 2019

Receiving "2019 Mayor's Top Teen" Awards on April 9th are Rachel Brokenshire, Ellie Brown, Ellie Magee and Will Fettkether! We are very proud of our 4-H YOUTH!

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Conference Logo

    Every June, almost 900 teenagers converge on the campus of Iowa State University for 3 days full of speakers, workshops, mixers, dances, a banquet, and community service activities. 

  • 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!

  • 4-H Equation

    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.

  • 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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