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4-H

4-H educational programs empowers young people to reach their full potential while working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

 

Upcoming events

June 9, 2018 Contest Day. Information and forms are on the 4-H Materials and forms page.

June 16, 2018 Pettis County 4-H/FFA Horse Show. Show bill here.

2018 Summer Day Camp, June 19-22 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

Platte County Fair: July 13, 2018-July 22, 2018. The Fair book can be found here. Call the office, 816-270-2141, if you have any questions.

Clover Kids Camp July 23rd - 27th: Open to 4-H and non 4-H youth ages 4-7 years old! Registration for 4-Her's is on 4honline. Be sure to register soon as payment will increase after July 1st. You may register for the full week or individual days. $40 for the week or $50 late registration. Campers may also register for specific days at $10/day. 

Urban West Region Camp Aug 31st - Sept 3rd: Open to 4-Her's ages 8 and up in Clay, Platte and Jackson county. Be sure to register soon as payment will increase after August 1st. $100 or $120 late registration. Camp grants will be given out as well so be sure to check with the office on final cost or if you pay online, you will be reimbursed by Clay Co 4-H. 

Interested in being a counselor for any or all of these camps? Apply here! You do STILL have to register on 4honline for the camps above but be sure to register as a COUNSELOR. 

 

Platte County 4-H Newsletter 

The 4-H newsletter is published monthly. It provides our members with the most up-to-date information available on clubs and happenings in Platte County 4-H

4-H clubs

When and where clubs meet in Platte County (PDF)

Become a 4-H volunteer

Information can be found at the Missouri Center for 4-H Youth Development Volunteer website.

 

Searching for 4-H Alumni

If you are a past member or volunteer with Platte County or any other 4-H, we want to hear from you and know how to contact you. There is a Friends of 4-H organization if interested in providing long term financial or volunteer support.

In exchange for sharing your contact information, we will keep you updated on exciting events and news impacting 4-H locally. Share your information here.

Platte County Missouri 4-H is on Facebook

 
 

 

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.