Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

Monster Mash
September 19, 2019

The 2nd annual Mummy-Son Monster Mash costume dance will be held October 19. The evening of dancing and games is for any kindergarten-fourth grade boy and the special 'mummy' in his life. Flyer.

butter braid pastry
October 15, 2019

Washington County 4-H announces the Butter Braid fundraiser is underway.  Profits from the butter braid sales go toward keeping membership fees low, provide participating 4-H Clubs an opportunity to earn money for their treasury and to support 4-H activities.

Awards logo
October 15, 2019

The Washington County 4-H Program will host their annual Awards Night on Sunday, November 3 at the KC Hall in Washington. The 4-H family is welcome to gather for a family 4-H potluck meal at 5 p.m. which is optional. Families who wish to participate should bring a two dishes to pass in a disposable container.

rabbit show
September 30, 2019

The Washington Go-Getters 4-H Club is hosting a nationally sanctioned rabbit show on November 2 at the Washington County Fairgrounds.  Exhibitors and judges will be coming from across the Midwest for the show.  See flyer here.

September 30, 2019

Washington County 4-H offers a unique market beef class sponsored by Washington County Cattlemen. Fall is the time of year to start setting goals for those market beef projects and start selecting calves too and so deadlines for this class go hand-in-hand.

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.

  • 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. 

  • 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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