Washington County 4-H & Youth

Local Highlights

brick patio
May 20, 2018

Help remember those special 4-H events and people by purchasing a commemorative brick for the patio in front of the Washington County Extension office.  Proceeds go to the Washington County Endowment.  Click here.

horse driving team
September 21, 2018

With assistance from the Horse & Pony 4-H Club parents, leaders and the Southeast Iowa Draft Horse & Mule Association the 1st annual 4-H Horse Driving Clinic will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. October 6 from 2pm-4pm youth will be paired with their own hitched draft horse team and an experienced teamster to help train youth. The clinic will include harnessing demonstrations, hitching demonstrations, driving clinic and end with a driving class competition.  Click here for flyer.

girl in kitchen
September 21, 2018

Kids in the Kitchen is a new afterschool club to teach members to have kitchen sense and safety while they learn about the major food groups and making healthy choices for their growing bodies. Members will explore the tasty fun of the kitchen through new recipes each week. Click here for flyer.

awards
September 12, 2018

Washington County 4-H would like to recognize volunteers who have had a big impact on 4-H this year and in the past. These adult awards will be presented at the 4-H Award & Family Night November 4.  4-H'ers may apply for Special Awards, Community Service Award and CBI Bank and Trust 4-H Participation Awards.

4-H Record Book Cover
September 12, 2018

Washington County 4-H’ers are reminded 4-H record books need turned in to 4-H club leaders soon. Leaders will evaluate and nominate all record book award winners to the Extension Office by October 1. All members are eligible to apply for the CBI Bank and Trust 4-H Participation Awards and intermediates and seniors are eligible for up to three project awards. The special award applications for leadership and citizenship are also due to the Washington County Extension Office by October 1.

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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