Lee County 4-H & Youth

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February 10, 2021

2021 Dairy Goat Share-A-Kid Opportunity

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to expand your 4-H experience?  Interested in showing an animal, but don’t know if you can afford one of show quality?

Each year the Iowa Dairy Goat Association promotes interest in dairy goats across our state.  One of the ways IDGA encourages young people to explore this aspect of agriculture is through their Share-A-Kid program.

This statewide contest is open to youth in 4th thru 12th grades and who are a member of 4-H, FFA, IDGA, or any other agricultural group.  Winning applicants are selected from an essay they submit.  The essay can include drawings, photos or any other creative touches.  IDGA can only award one goat per family per year; however, siblings are encouraged to apply.  A person who has been awarded a goat in the past is ineligible to participate. 

If you are interested in this opportunity visit http://www.iowadairygoat.org/share-a-kid-program/for more details and an application form.  Entries must be postmarked by March 15, 2021.

Babysitting Clinic
February 8, 2021

Lee County Extension Office is offering a Babysitting Clinic on Saturday, March 13th from 9AM-3PM at the Fort Madison YMCA for 5th-12th graders. Cost will be $25. Please call the Extension office at 319-835-5116 to sign up. Spots are limited. Get your hands on babysitting information, make a babysitting bag, learn about preventing and handling emergencies, as well as marketing your business to start earning jobs babysitting.  Deadline to register will be March 10th.

February 1, 2021

The summer intern is responsible for providing assistance to county staff in the areas of programming, customer service, and public relations/marketing. This position is temporary (approximately June 1 to August 22, 2021) part time (approximately 400 hours) under the supervision of the Program Coordinator. 

September 10, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County is seeking an Office Assistant to ensure clerical and administrative responsibilities are accomplished efficiently. The Office Assistant is the first point of contact with clientele so successful candidates will need to be friendly and energetic. This position requires the individual to have the ability to multi-task, take direction, work as a team, have high organizational skills, be proficient in Microsoft Office programs and communicate effectively in verbal and written form. 

July 14, 2020

Thank you to all of the bidders and buyers of the 2020 Lee County 4-H/FFA Junior Show Auction! We are grateful for such an amazing community. Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the years. 

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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