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.

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4-H is a place where youth make friends, share interests and work together with a caring adult in a safe environment to become productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders and successful learners. 

4-H offers youth opportunities for mastery, service, self-determination, planning for the future and engaged learning. There are hundreds of projects available for members to participate in.  Whether coding, photography, stargazing, soccer, rabbits, robots, cultural diversity, dance, etc, there is a 4-H learning community working on that.

There are currently 14 4-H clubs located throughout Fayette County in two kinds of 4-H Learning Communities:

Last year nearly 300 young people, Kindergarten through 12th grade participated in Fayette County 4-H. Are you involved? Would you like to be involved? If so, contact the Fayette County Extension Office at 218 South Main, Fayette or phone 563-425-3331 to speak with Michele Kelly, County Youth Coordinator. Michele may also be reached by emailing kellymd@iastate.edu.
 
Adults interested in sharing your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, are also encouraged to reach out to Michele, sharing what it is they would like to share with 4-H clubs. A list of topics will be compiled as clubs seek guest speakers for the upcoming 4-H year.