What is a 4-H group or club?
Boys and girls from 8 years and older meet to plan and direct their own programs under the leadership of an older teenager or adult. They can belong to an organized club and participate in county programs. They may meet on a formal basis with elected officers and hold regular meetings or meet informally to work on their projects.
What is a 4-H project?
Projects are tools used in teaching 4-H members responsibility, developing appreciation, creating initiative, and learning the process of decision making. Working on a 4-H project enables a 4-H’er to learn about a variety of subjects or to develop a skill. A Colorado member may choose from more than 50 different projects, including dog training, rocketry, livestock, shooting sports, wildlife, gardening, horse, foods and nutrition, sewing, and child development. All members must complete one community service project, one demonstration and their record books to be considered complete. Failure to do so results in a one-year suspension for the project not completed.
Who helps your child?
Adult (and teen) volunteers or family members assist and guide 4-H members.
Note: If a 4-H leader isn’t available to assist your child, please contact the extension office at
Where to go from here?
You and your child or children should then sit down and talk about joining 4-H. If your family decides to join 4-H, please stop by the Extension office at 508 S. 10th Ave. Sterling, CO 80751 and pick up a first year 4-H Manual. This manual outlines the deadlines and many events that come up throughout the year.
Welcome to 4-H! Together we’ll make a good experience even better for your child and your family.