Lee County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

cyday Friday Logo
September 11, 2018

Cyday Friday will be every Friday starting August 31st until the end of the football season. Lee County Extension is asking the community to show their support by posting pictures of their cyclone spirit on Facebook every Friday for a chance to win a cyclone prize!!

Young children are also being asked to enter our cyday Friday coloring contest for a chance to win prizes as well. 

August 22, 2018

The 2018 Lee County Fair Follow-Up Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30 PM in the Lee County Extension Office. Everyone is welcome to attend. Suggestions and comments will be discussed at this meeting. Food will be provided. If you are not able to attend but want a topic to be discussed please fill out the Fair Evaluation form that was emailed to all members. You can also find a copy on the website at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/lee/page/member-info. If you have questions feel free to Whitney Weisinger at 319-835-5116 or weisinge@iastate.edu.

August 20, 2018

Chloe Hoenig of West Point, IA spent the last two weeks at the ninth annual United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored, AgDiscovery program hosted by Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames IA.  She was one of 16 high school students selected from 57 applicants from 12 different states and territories around the country who applied to the Iowa State University program.  Congratulations, Chloe!  Chloe will be a Junior at Fort Madison High School this coming school year and plans to attend Iowa State University’s Veterinarian Program after high school.  

4-H Seal
August 8, 2018

Are you a good leader, want to be a role model for other 4-Her's, want to help organize county wide events? Then come join our Teen County Council. We are looking for applicants.

June 7, 2018

This year Lee County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. This long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research.  ISU Extension and Outreach provides education and builds partnerships for a strong Iowa and a strong Lee County.

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.

  • 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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