4-H & Youth

Iowa 4-H Youth Development is the premier youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Providing research-based education to K-12 youth, Iowa 4-H focuses on Healthy Living, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Leadership and Civic Engagement, and Communication and the Arts. Iowa 4-H builds upon more than a century of experience in positive youth development partnering with youth to help them find their passion. For more information, please visit the Iowa 4-H website.

Vision: Iowa 4-H strives to be the largest youth-serving organization in Iowa by being relevant, welcoming, and inclusive as we partner with youth to help them find their passion.

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

Poweshiek County Values: Positive youth development
Iowa 4-H Equation 
Developmental Needs of Youth 

County Youth Council

The Poweshiek County 4-H Youth Council (better known as the County Council for short) is a group of high schoolers who represent the 4-H program. They act as spokespeople for local clubs, while growing their leadership and communication skills.

The council meets once a month to discuss the Poweshiek 4-H program as a whole and plan activities that benefit our program.

Applications Now OPEN!

County Council Application
Are you in 9th-12th grade? Do you want to help promote 4-H and be a leader in our county? If so, apply to be on the County Council!

County Council Sponsored Activities

  • Ice Cream Social Fundraiser (county fair)
  • Kids Tractor Pull (county fair)
  • Scavenger Hunt (county fair)
  • 4-H Awards Night
  • Community Service Project (rotates yearly)