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4-H

Here are the steps for joining 4-H

  1. Call a 4-H Club Leader - Find a club that…
    1. Meets in your area
    2. Meets on a day that works for you
    3. Does projects that are interesting
  1. Go to a Club Meeting – How do you like it?
    1. If you like it – GREAT! Move on to step 3
    2. If you don’t – Go back to step 1
  1. Attend 4-H 101 – Occurs every 3rd Monday of each Month @ 5:30pm (except December)
    1. Location is the Blue Springs address below
    2. Supper is provided
    3. Children can come too!
    4. RSVP is recommended
  1. Enroll in 4-H – Go to https://mo.4honline.com
    1. Must do after October 1
    2. Create a family and then add members
    3. There is a $25 fee per 4-H member (adult volunteers are free).
      1. There are options to cover this cost. Have questions ask away!
        1. Your Health Insurance (Aetna, Missouri Care, and Home State Health)
        2. Scholarship through Jackson County 4-H
  1. Are you getting the Monday Message?
    1. We get your email address through 4-H Online, but sometimes an email address will slip through the cracks. Simply let us know and we will add you.
  1. Do 4-H!
    1. This is the best part! 4-H is all about “Learning by doing” so get out there and DO! If there are events, activities, camps, or conferences that look interesting to you sign up and go! If you have questions ask us! 

Jackson County 4-H Clubs

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

Traditional Clubs

  • Classy Clovers Club (focuses on a variety of project areas)
    • Leader – Selinda Ramsey
    • Meets on in Blue Springs area on first Monday of each month at 7pm
  • KC Teen Preneurs
    • Leader – Valencia Broadus (focuses on Entrepreneurship and Horse)
    • Meets in Kansas City area. Contact leader for meeting times
  • Home's Cool Club (focuses on a variety of project areas)
    • Leader – Angela Brown
    • Meets in the Independence area on 1st and 3rd Friday of each month at 1pm.
  • Peacedale Club (focuses on livestock, foods, and fitness)
    • Leader – Abbie Seeley
    • Meets in the Buckner area on every 2nd Sunday of each month at 3pm.
  • Valley 4-H Explorers Club (focuses on a variety of project areas)
    • Leader – Cori Mann
    • Meets in the Grain Valley area on 1st Friday of each month at 4pm
  • World Savers Club 
    • Leader – Danielle Long (focuses on gardening and outdoor adventure)
    • Meets in the Raytown area. Contact leader for meeting times
  • Black Family Technology (focuses on technology)
    • Leader   - Lewis Walker
    • Meets in Kansas City Area every Saturday at 12:30pm

Project Clubs

  • Silver Spurs Club meets in the Lee's Summit area. (Horse)
    • Leader – Mike Higgins
    • Contact leader for meeting times
  • Sunset Trails Club meets in the Lee's Summit area. (Horse)
    • Leader – Jackie Davis
    • Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Countywide Shooting Sports Club meets at the Blue Springs extension center.
    • Leader – Theresa Hart
    • Meets 2nd Tuesday every OTHER month at 7pm

Special Interest (SPIN) Clubs

General Info Flyer

Robotics Flyer

Monday Messages

November 14, 2016

November 7, 2016

October 31, 2016

October 24, 2016

October 17, 2016

October 10, 2016

October 3, 2016

September 26, 2016

September 19, 2016

September 12, 2016

September 6, 2016

Newsletters

Current issue: Summer 2016 (PDF)

June 2016 (PDF) 

May 2016 (PDF)

April 2016 (PDF)

March 2016 (PDF)

February 2016 (PDF)

January 2016 (PDF)

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

 

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.