local

4-H

2014 Royalty Eligibility and Information (PDF) (DOC)

2014 Leader's Letter (PDF) (DOC)

 

Newsletters

Current issue: January/February 2014 (PDF)

December 2013 (PDF)

November 2013 (PDF)

October 2013 (PDF)

August 2013 (PDF)

June 2013 (PDF)

May 2013 (PDF)

March/April 2013 (PDF)

February 2013 (PDF)

January 2013 (PDF)

December 2012 (PDF)

November 2012 (PDF) 

October 2012 (PDF)

September 2012 (PDF)

August 2012 (PDF)

July 2012 (PDF)

June 2012 (PDF)

May 2012 (PDF)

April 2012 (PDF)

March 2012 (PDF)

February 2012 (PDF)

January 2012 (PDF)

December 2011 (PDF)

November 2011 (PDF)

October 2011 (PDF)

September 2011 (PDF)

August 2011 (PDF)

July 2011 (PDF)

Most frequently asked questions about 4-H and 4-H clubs (PDF)

Clubs

Classy Clovers Club meets in the Blue Springs area.

Greenwood Hustlers Club meets in the Greenwood and South Lee's Summit area.

Home's Cool Club meets in the Independence area.

KC Homeschool Club meets in the Raytown area.

Oak Grove Shadows Club meets in the Oak Grove and Odessa area.

Peacedale Club meets in the Independence area.

Rising Sun Club meets in the Blue Springs area.

Seven Oak Farms Club meets in the Independence area.

Silver Spurs Club meets in the Lee's Summit area.

Sunset Trails Club meets in the Lee's Summit area.

Valley 4-H Explorers Club meets in the Grain Valley area.

World Savers Club meets in the Raytown area.

Countywide Shooting Sports Club meets at the Blue Springs extension center. The 2013 Shooting Sports flyer (PDF) offers information and examples for typical club activity. Call the extension center for upcoming meeting details.

For more specific information on clubs and meeting details, call the extension center at 816-252-5051.

 

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

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
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.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)