Polk County 4H & Youth

Welcome to Polk County 4-H and Clover Kids

Vision: Preparing Iowa’s youth to be successful, contributing members of society.

Mission: 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential through youth-adult partnerships and research-based experiences.

The Polk County 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, based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities.At Polk County 4-H we value:

  • Youth as powerful members of society
  • Youth and adults as caring partners
  • Learning as a lifelong commitment
  • Diversity and social conscience
  • Doing our best and making it better

The 4-H program’s vision, mission, and values emphasize the importance of youth and adults working as partners to improve the group experience as well. A positive youth-adult partnership ensures that the essential elements (belonging, independence, mastery and generosity) are being practiced in 4-H programming. Learn more about how to join-4-H, become a volunteer, or schedule 4-H programming at your community organization through the links below.

 


Virtual Polk County 4-H Recordings

Find a collection of Polk County 4-H virutal recordings. Virtual office hours, meetings, award announcments and more all in one spot!

 

2021 Virtual Summer Youth Programming

Join us this summer for virtual summer programs. For more info click here


 

Quicklinks:

Join 4-HMember InformationProjectsVolunteerIowa 4-H

Clover Power Newsletter4-H Programming4-H Clubs4-H Online4-H Advisory BoardPolk County Fair

    

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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!

  • Provides financial resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs and opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A partner and leader in providing positive youth development through out-of-school programming. Outreach priorities include curriculum development, staff training, and partnership development.

  • 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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