Clarke County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

August 23, 2018

Paula has a deep dedication and love of the 4-H program that all started when she was just 9 years old.  She is always willing to step up and help any exhibitor reach their goals with their 4-H projects.  As a project leader, she enjoys sharing her knowledge of sheep with 4-Hers through workshops, guidance, direction, and hard work.  Paula is an active supporter and has a strong commitment to current and future 4-H members.  Congratuations to Paula on her 2018 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame induction.

August 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2019 4-H Project Scholarship application is now available!  If there is a special project you have been wanting to do but have limited funding available this is the opportunity for you!  Applications are due to the Clarke County Extension Office by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 21st.  Call the Clarke County Extension Office at (641) 342-3316 if you have any questions or stop by to pick up a copy of the application. 

August 13, 2018

It is hard to believe that it is almost time to get enrolled in Clarke County 4-H already.  Adventures await for all Clarke County Youth.  Kindergarten - 3rd Grade have a great Clover Kids program available while those grades 4th - 12th have traditional and specialized clubs available.  Members explore a wide variety of life skills including healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, and expressive arts through hands-on activities in a non-competitive environment.  Watch for updates here for more details!

Sheep Goats
March 30, 2018

Workshops available to all K-12 grade 4-H'ers and are a great opportunity for all participants--beginners to advanced.

Download printable flyer with session information here

December 21, 2017

We are excited to announce the Clarke County Clover Kids Program will be offered again this year.  4-H Clover Kids is a youth program for grades K-3 that focuses on a wide variety of life skills including; healthy living, the environment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and expressive arts.  The Clarke County Clover Kids will meet on the 3rd Tuesday at the Clarke County Fairgrounds beginning on January 16th.  Besure to get signed up today!

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Youth and teens can discover opportunities to be recognized for personal growth, project learning, leadership and citizenship. 

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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!

  • 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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