Black Hawk 4H & Youth

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September 16, 2020

Record Books are due into the extension office by October 5th.
All books will need to go to their club leaders before coming to our office. 

Philosophy for 4-H Record Keeping The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Record keeping is an ongoing process that does not end when the 4-H year ends. 

  • To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation).
  • To learn the skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
  • To learn to communicate and summarize.
  • To learn responsibility by completing a task.
  • To evaluate information that will market personal skills through future resumes and application forms.

September 15, 2020

Join other Black Hawk County 4-H members in playing BINGO!

Our bingo night will take place on Monday, September 28th starting at 6:30 PM and going until 7:30 PM (at the latest).  We will be playing over the Zoom platform and you will be emailed the link to participate after completion of this short survey.  Bingo cards will be sent virtually to those who sign up to participate.  You can choose to complete them on your computer when we call off numbers on the 28th, OR you can choose to print off the card.  One card per player. Read more....

September 13, 2020

All 4-Her's past members and new members must fill out application by Dec. 6th! 

Please fill out application to join!

 Step up and join Black Hawk County 4-H Council! By joining County Council, you will become one of the youth leaders of our program. 


Members will serve as liaison between the 4-H’ers and adults to help identify and understand the unique aspirations of young people.

Members will be expected to attend meetings to plan and assist with 4-H events in Black Hawk County throughout the year.
Events include Fair, Awards Banquet, and Omelet Breakfast.  Some event also include “fund-raising” for fair premiums.

Members must be responsible and motivated.  

September 11, 2020

Mark your calendars.... More info coming!

September 11, 2020

Stay tuned for more info coming!

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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