Join 4-H

4-H Youth Development empowers children (1-3) and youth (4-12) to reach their full potential by working and learning in partnership with caring adults.  4-H positive youth development programming provides opportunities for young people to become competent, caring, contributing, confident and connected citizens with character.  Youth camps, trips and scholarships are also available.
Our typical enrollment period is from September 1 through May 1.  Look below to find out how you can get enrolled so you may fully participate!
4-H is a program offered for youth in the 4th through the 12th grades.  There is a separate Clover Kids program for children in 1st through 3rd grades. 

1.  Pick A Club

There are over 16 4-H clubs in Boone county.  You may choose a club based on location, age or special interest.  If club leader information is not available from the club map, please contact the County Youth Coordinator.  We are happy to assist you in contacting a club leader.  It is important that you make contact with the club leaders, as they can give you specific information about the club such as, meeting times and special club rules.

2.  Enrollment

4-H enrollment is online.  Instructions to enroll.  There is also an annual program fee of $40 to enroll in 4-H. This fee helps to support the county & state 4-H program. If you feel that this fee would constitute an undue financial burden, financial assistance is available by filling out the Financial Assistance Form. All forms need to be turned into the Boone County ISU Extension Office located at 1327 SE Marshall Street in Boone.

3.  Learn About 4-H

You should spend some time familiarizing yourself with the 4-H program.  Look for a project in your interest areas by checking out the 4-H Projects Website.   Check out our 4-H Family Newsletters to discover what's going on in the Boone County 4-H Program.
Volunteer opportunities are available for adults too.  We have many different roles with various time commitments, we are sure to have one that will match up with your interest and availability.
If you have any questions about the Boone County 4-H Program or 4-H in general, please contact:

County 4-H News

Roasting marshmallows on sticks over a fire.
January 16, 2020

Teens interested in a leadership and camping experience are invited to apply to be a camp counselor August 11-14.  Application deadline is February 7.

Colorful list of STEM festival sponsors
January 16, 2020

Join us in sharing the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) with students and families across Boone County!

October 7, 2019

Are you interested in learning how to quilt in a fun, hands-on way?   There are three different Beginners Quilting Workshops scheduled for 4th through 12th graders.  Limit of 8 youth per workshop and registration is online.  

September 24, 2019

Interested in joining 4-H? Click here to find out more!

Ricochet an extreme leadership adventure logo.
April 23, 2019

5th-8th Graders - Join the Ricochet Leadership Adventure June 17 and 18
Boone and Story County 5th-8th graders are invited to Ricochet June 17 and 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1805 Collaboration Place in Ames. Youth learn about leadership attitudes and information, and develop communication, decision-making and stress management skills through interactive experiences.

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