4-H is national program that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to become capable, caring and contributing citizens. Membership in 4-H is open to all youth, ages of 5 to 19, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or marital/parental status.
A club consists of five or more members with an adult leader. Clubs can be all girls, all boys, or a mixed group. Regular meetings are held for business, planning, and project lessons. The club determines the frequency/location of meetings, the dues, and activities. A club functions under the leadership of screened adult volunteers.
What are the Dues/Costs
A 4-H member has an annual Educational Resource Fee of $10. Any member enrolled in a horse project is required to pay an additional $25 a year. Dues are determined by the club.
What Club is Right for Me?
Project Clubs study one project area (i.e. horse, pet care, poulty). Community clubs offer a variety of projects for club members to study in a subject area (i.e. vet science, leadership).
What is a Project?
There are over 150 different projects that a member may choose from. Some popular projects in Monroe County are Horses, Vet Science, Pet Care, Entomology, Sewing, Photography.
Short term opportunities such as leadership workshops, conferences, overnight camp are available to members. Other opportunities are community service, contests, 4-H youth events.