Jefferson County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

December 7, 2018

What began as a social media challenge quickly became a multi-county challenge among 4-H programs in Iowa. Jefferson County 4-H was one of several counties that chose to participate.

December 7, 2018

Join us on Thursday, December 27th and Friday, December 28th for two full days of 4-H projects! Each day will begin at 8:30am and end at 4:00pm.

November 26, 2018

Save these dates for your Jefferson County weigh-ins for 2019 county and state fairs!

November 15, 2018

From state project awards to State 4-H Council to national leadership trips, apply for State 4-H Recognition! Applications will be open from November 15th - February 1st.

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November 8, 2018



Current volunteer openings:

  • 4-H Afterschool Adventures is looking for 2-3 individuals interested in helping for two hours/week at our Washington Elementary program. Assist our Youth Outreach Educator to deliver educational content in a safe environment. Help promote positive development through age-appropriate activities for children in grades K-1. This is a great opportunity for high school students, 4-H alumni, stay-at-home parents, retired educators, and YOU!

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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