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.

Interest Form

4-H Enrollment Information

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All Enrollments for the 2021-2022 4-H year are done in 4hOnline

We have Help Sheets to make this process easier to understand!

If you are a NEW 4-H'er to Keokuk County - meaning if you are completely new to our program, you will want to look at the "New Family Enrollment" Help Sheets.

If you are a RETURNING 4-H'er in Keokuk County - meaning you were either. a 4-H or Clover Kid member last year, you need to re-enroll! YOU will use the "Member Re-Enrollment" Help Sheets.

Please try to first login yourself and use the Help Sheets to enroll yourself or your child. If you have trouble, please contact Alicia in the Extension Office at (641) 622-2680.

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4-H Projects & Hot Sheets

To begin your 4-H adventure, start looking at the many project areas that 4-H has to offer. You may choose one or more projects from more than 45 different areas. There is a 4-H project for everyone! Projects are fun to do alone and with your friends.

Think about:

  • An interest you’d like to explore
  • A hobby you’d like to learn more about
  • A topic of interest shared by you and your family
  • Something that is fun for you

Remember to select projects that you can get help from your:

  • parents/guardian
  • grandparents
  • friends
  • other 4-H members

Work with your parents/guardian and leader to select your 4-H projects. Let’s say you want to learn how to take a photograph, feed a dog, build a birdhouse, or plant a garden. When you learn those skills, you also learn life skills such as:

  • how to make decisions
  • how to get organized
  • how to keep records
  • how to work with others

The other part of the 4-H experience is club meetings, where you learn:

  • how to be a group member
  • how to speak in front of a group
  • how to work together on projects

4-H is full of fun times to work and play with others, including community service projects, club trips and activities, and camps.

All these skills can help you as you go through school and beyond. For many 4-H’ers, an interest they have in certain 4-H project areas will lead to future careers.

Start by finding 4-H project areas that are of interest to you by looking over the Project Hot Sheets. Then contact your county ISU Extension Office to become enrolled in a local club and enroll in the project areas of your choice. Then start using your creativity to explore new ideas and create new projects.