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4-H Section

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is young people making new friends and memories while preparing to be leaders of today and tomorrow. 4-H is a volunteer-led organization that reaches boys and girls through small groups called clubs and through classrooms, in some cases. 4-H members choose from over 40 projects in which to participate during the 4-H calendar year. Most projects use hands-on learning experiences to teach subject matter and life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and decision-making — skills that can be applied over and over for a lifetime.

 

To Enroll, please visit:

https://mo.4honline.com

 

WRIGHT COUNTY CLUBS

Mountain Grove School District 4-H

Leader:  Ramona Andrus       Email:  randrus@mg.k12.mo.us

Phone:  417-547-2367

Panther Bots Mountain Grove School District

Leader:  Trena Harker     Email:  tharker@mg.k12.mo.us

Phone:  417-259-0323

Home Educators of the Ozarks

Leader:  Kristen Johansen

Email:  mrsjohansenmusic@gmail.com

Phone:  417-349-1349

Wright County Shooting Sports

County Coordinator:  Denise Odom

Email:  deeodom1@gmail.com

Phone:  417-554-1904

Wright County Wranglers 4-H Horse SPIN Club & Ozarks Water Wings Stream Team 4-H SPIN Club

Leader:  Jaci Ferguson     Email:  jacif@hughes.net

Phone:  913-515-7425

 

Enrollment forms

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance form (PDF)
LG636, Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application form (PDF)
LG812, Adult Heath Statement, Consent and Acceptance form (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.