Join 4-H

Embark on an exhilarating journey with 4-H, a global program captivating the hearts of nearly 6 million young people! Youth can experience 4-H through school and community clubs, in-school and after-school programs, and 4-H camps. 4-H programming focuses on the following program project areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication and the Arts, Healthy Living, Leadership and Civic Engagement, and STEM. 4-H welcomes youth from various backgrounds and passions in grades K-12 - Clover Kids (grades K-3) and 4-H Clubs (grades 4-12).

Enrolling in your county's 4-H program may involve an enrollment fee. Please contact your local County Extension Office to find out more. Financial assistance for individual enrollment fees is available through the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

Ready to start your 4-H adventure? Fill out our interest form below or contact your local County Extension Office to learn more about the endless 4-H opportunities.

Interest Form

What is 4-H?

What is 4-H?

4-H is a community of 6 million young people across the world who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills to make good decisions for their future and their communities’ future. 4-H focuses on healthy living, leadership and civic engagement, science and technology, and communication and the arts through school programs, camps, events, and clubs.

Why Join 4-H?

Why Join 4-H?

Try new things you never thought you could do. Learn new things you didn’t even know existed. Make new friends with others you never thought you would get to know. Support your community in ways you didn’t know possible. Grow into the person you want to be. 

To learn more, visit the Iowa 4-H website.

Vision: Preparing Iowa’s youth to be successful, contributing members of society.

Mission: 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences.

Who can Join 4-H

Who can Join 4-H?

Any 4th-12th grader is eligible to join 4-H.

4-H is a place for future writers, scientists, musicians, farmers, doctors, politicians, ranchers, artists, gardeners, child caretakers, lawyers, chefs, mechanics, fashion designers, volunteers, carpenters, teachers, business professionals, and successful, contributing members of society.

Our typical enrollment period is from September 15th through May 15th.

Who can Join: Clover Kids?

Who can Join: Clover Kids?

Clover Kids is a fun 4-H program specifically designed for our children in kindergarten through third grade.

The overall purpose of the Iowa 4-H Clover Kids program is to foster the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of kindergarten through third graders by providing a unique, age-appropriate educational opportunity.

Getting Started

Getting Started in three easy steps! 

Step 1 

Fill out our Interest Form
This short form will get you started on the right track.

Step 2

Look through our new member packet and find your club! 

Step 3

Sign up in 4hOnline 2.0! 

If you have questions about the on-line enrollment and livestock identification process, please contact your local county Extension office and they will be glad to help you through the process.

When you are ready to enroll, re-enroll, or identify livestock, go to 4HOnline (Iowa login)

  1.  Online
    1. Help Sheet
    2. Video
  2. Download the Paper 4-H Enrollment Form

Other 4-H Paper Forms Available

Print and send to:  Extension Office, 3420 University Ave. Suite B, Waterloo, Iowa 50701

FEE is $20 paid to Black Hawk County Extension, In Black Hawk County, students K-3rd grade can become a Clover Kids at no cost. Youth 4th-12th grade can join for $20.00, thanks to the support of the annual Omelet Breakfast event. Financial Aid is available. Please Call for more info, (319)234-6811

Info Booklet for New Members

Map of Clubs and Leaders

A map of Black Hawk County with 4-H club locations listed.
4-H Leaders for 2022 (1016.57 KB)
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