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University of Missouri Extension's 4-H educational program empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults. As one of the nation's largest youth organizations, 4-H reaches youths, ages 8 to 18, in rural, urban and suburban settings, helping them become competent, capable, caring and contributing members of society. The 4-H Clover Kids program is designed to introduce 5 to 7 year olds to a variety of 4-H experiences.

What do you like to do? 4-H has many opportunities for you to meet friends, have fun and learn new things in your areas of interest. 4-H has clubs, projects and lots of special events. So many choices!  Contact Devan Rolofson, 4-H YPA for Andrew County, at 816-324-3147 or vossrolofsond@missouri.edu to learn more. Go to 4HOnline where you can register for the year, sign up for projects and so much more. For more information on Missouri's 4-H program, visit Missouri 4-H.


Upcoming Events

Recognition Forms Due - November 1

Ice Skating Party - November 4

4-H Council Meeting - November 13th in the Jury Room of the Andrew County Courthouse

Christmas Caroling and Crafts - December 3rd

4-H Council Meeting - December 11th in the Jury Room of the Andrew County Courthouse

Andrew County Clubs

Amazonia Eagles, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday at the Amazonia Lions Club
Club leaders: Wendi Canon

Arapahoe, meets at 5 p.m. on the second Sunday in the Commons at North Andrew School
Club leader: Katie Fields

Cosby Beavers, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Sunday at Cosby Lions Club
Club leader: Shelley Bradley

Kodiak Kadettes, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday at the Savannah First Christian Church
Club leaders: Theresa Wright, John Duncan

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How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Resources

4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.