Plymouth County 4-H
774-404-7020

What is 4-H & How to Join
Molly Vollmer,
4-H Extension Educator
mvollmer@umext.umass.edu

Valerie Schell
4-H Extension Educator
vschell@umass.edu


Plymouth County 4-H
44 Obery Street
Plymouth , Ma  02360

774-404-7020




4-H Builds Tomorrow's Leaders

  • For youth ages 5 to 18 (K - 12th grade.)
  • Youth can participate in 4-H in a variety of ways.
  • 4-H offers a wide range of projects, programs and activities that every member can do and use to develop life skills.
  • Parents, volunteers, community leaders, and Extension staff share their time and talents with 4-H youth.
  • Get involved in your community through 4-H!



         
What is 4-H? 


4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States with over 7 million participants. 4-H is best identified by its green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf. The four H's on the emblem stand for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is the only youth organization based at land-grant universities and the first experience many youth have with higher education.

4-H is a fun program where you get to "Learn by Doing. You can be a part of 4-H wherever you live. All youth between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to join! In 4-H you can go to camp, ride in a bike rodeo,raise an animal, create a blog, give a presentation, participate in a community service project, develop your resume, practice interview skills, learn about healthy eating habits, build lifelong friendships. Best of all, member expenses are minimal, and you are not required to purchase a uniform.


 


How can I join 4-H?

There are many ways:

  • Join a 4-H club in your area.
  • Start a 4-H club . . . just 5 members and an adult is all you need!
  • Join a special interest group--a group that gets together for a short time to learn about one thing, or to participate in one activity!
  • In your school, look for 4-H school enrichment programs!
  • Your local county 4-H agent is your key to getting started in 4-H.  She can tell you what clubs already exist in your town, what projects are being worked on or how to start a new club.
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