Why 4-H? 4-H is for youth in grades 4th - 12th. The Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program provides opportunities for youth to develop skills that they can use now and throughout their lives. Iowa 4-H builds upon a century of experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities. Iowa 4-H follows the principles of experiential learning and draws on the knowledge base of Iowa State University and other institutions of higher education in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. The Iowa 4-H Program's vision and mission statements clearly view youth as partners working with caring adults, and as full participants in planning and working for individual and community change. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences. Why Clover Kids? Clover Kids is for youth grade Kindergarten - 3rd. 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. Join a Jefferson County 4-H or Clover Kid Club Select a club of your choice. Reach out to club leaders to ask more about what their club does. The fee for 4-H is $35, but is covered by the Jefferson County Extension Council for all members for 2021-2022. The fee for Clover Kids is $5, but is covered by the Jefferson County Extension Council for all members for 2021-2022. Enroll in 4-H, either online or by filling out the necessary paperwork: Enroll Online Family Enrollment Guide Or complete a paper version of the enrollment form. Please return to ISU Extension Office. If you know someone that would like to enroll, but they do not have internet access, please have them contact the Extension Office, (641) 472-4166 Once you have enrolled you can pick up a New Member Binder at the Extension and Outreach building. It includes word and definitions of words you may here while in 4-H, important dates, and information.