Black Hawk 4H & Youth

Local Highlights

December 4, 2019

STEM-Lit to Go! teaches young children about science, math, technology, engineering and literature through play.  Created by Iowa State University's School of Education. It's designed for students in kindergarten through third grade. Twelve kits to check out and enjoy! SEE VIDEO! SEE all kits available!

December 3, 2019

Congratulations to our 4-H award winners! Many 4-hers earned Record Book Keeping Awards for turning in a Record Book. Plus, many Project Awards where given for entering a Fair Project for 2 years or more along with filling out the award information paper work. Also, Excellence Awards where presented to the Senior 4-H members. Also, 4-H Alumni, Club Volunteer and Honorary Awards where given. Plus, special recognition for Leaders Years of Service! Many well deserved recipients were honored for their hard work!

Congratulations to our 2 Lions Club Winners at the Black Hawk Counties 4-H Award Banquet last Sunday night, they are Brooke Best and Will Fettkether! This award is given to outstanding 4-H club members who have developed an all-around 4-H experience. Winners have participated in a wide variety of projects, activities and demonstrated excellence in character and personal development!

And Congratulations to our Danforth "I Dare You" Award winner, Ellie Brown! The award is given to an individual who have demonstrated leadership qualities. The individual selected must have an alert and ever-growing minds, demonstrate community service, and possess excellence in character. See more winners here!

October 31, 2019

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

Please fill out application to join!

Do you have ideas to make Black Hawk County 4-H better?  Are you looking for a way to get more involved in 4-H?  Step up and join the 2019-2020 Black Hawk County 4-H Council!  By joining County Council, you will become one of the youth leaders of our program.  This leadership role will provide you the opportunity to get involved, promote 4-H, and learn important life skills. Our goal is to be instrumental in promoting and maintaining an active and fundamental program for youth in Black Hawk County. 
Members will achieve this goal by serving 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. Traditionally events include Fair, Awards Banquet, and Omelet Breakfast to raise funds for fair premiums. Members must be responsible and motivated. 

October 29, 2019



• Dec. 7, • Jan. 4, • Feb. 1 ...SHOOTING SPORTS and ARCHERY

9:00-10:45am - Shooting Sports    10:45 - 11:30am - ARCHERY

For questions contact Diane Wolfe, 319-234-6811. Or come and find out more! Open to all 4-hers 4th grade and older. You can bring a Friend, but if they are not enrolled in 4-H, they must do so by going to: enter as a new family and for the club choose Shooting Sports. 

October 16, 2019


At the UAW Hall, Waterloo!

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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